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Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, prepare reports, provide consultation and advice and administer programs in a variety of areas related to the natural and applied sciences. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments, computer and office furniture manufacturers, educational institutions, research organizations, consulting firms, environmental and conservation organizations, or they may be self-employed.
energy policy analyst, environmental impact analyst, environmental issues lobbyist, ergonomist, fisheries analyst, human factors specialist (except engineer), industrial hygienist, natural resources policy analyst, occupational hygienist, patent agent, program officer, natural and applied sciences, recycling program co-ordinator, scientific consultant, supervisor, environmental program development, transportation program analyst, transportation safety analyst.
- Ergonomists or human factors specialists conduct research and advise on, and intervene in the physical, social and psychological interrelationships between persons, their equipment and working or living environments to ensure that the design, configuration and use of equipment, procedures and environmental conditions maximize safety, productivity and comfort.
- Occupational or industrial hygienists study, evaluate and control physical, chemical and biological hazards and stresses in the workplace. They report and document investigations and conclusions, suggest changes to work environments and processes and provide information to workers and managers or employers on methods to reduce the risk of injury or illness from specific occupational hazards. They may also teach safe work procedures, participate in emergency response planning, testify at hearings and report findings at scientific conferences or in scientific journals.
- Patent agents advise clients on elements of patent law and on the patentability of inventions, conduct patent searches, prepare patent applications and represent clients before the patent office.
- Science policy and program officers conduct research and advise on policies or develop or administer programs related to transportation, communications, natural resources, agriculture, the environment, energy, land use, recycling and other scientific fields. They promote public awareness and education on such issues as utilization of natural resources, the environment, and reprocessing and reduction of waste.
Outlook & Prospects for Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers in Saint John--St. Stephen Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The Milltown Elementary School near St. Stephen is holding a Job and Community Fair with the focus on helping families of their students. Major employers of Charlotte county such as Ganong Bros. Ltd., Cooke Aquaculture Inc., and Connors Bros. Ltd. will attend. Local service agencies focused on helping unemployed people overcome barriers to employment will also be present. The event will be held in the school gymnasium on May 16 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- The Port of Saint John experienced a year-over-year increase in tonnage in the first quarter of 2013. Potash, forest products and container tonnage account for the bulk of the increase.
- A Second Cup coffee shop will open in the uptown area of Saint John at 14 King Street later in May. Twelve to 15 employees are expected to be hired.
- The New Brunswick government has announced that the Grand Manan provincial park will be closed. Two full-time staff have been layed off and, including seasonal workers, up to 10 workers will be affected.
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- Saint John experienced a major slowdown in both residential and non-residential construction over the past year reaching an 8-year low. The total value of new construction last year was $32 million, less than half what it was in 2011. Major projects in the area, such as the $2.4-billion Point Lepreau refurbishment and the $100-million harbour cleanup program, have wound down over the past year with no new investments taking their place.
- A new mill built by PotashCorp in Penobsquis N.B. will be completed in June. When finished, the mill is expected to process up to 1.8 million tonnes of potash per year from the new Picadilly mine. The mine is expected to open next year creating 250 full-time jobs.
- Two new retail businesses opened on Water Street in Saint John: Simply Local Eh, a craft and artisanal goods business; and Suite Serendipity, a vintage, handmade or antique furniture dealer.
- The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency has contributed $48,000 in support of renovations to the St Martins arena in the 4 Season Complex. The funding was matched by provincial government's Regional Development Corporation, with the Village of St Martins providing $6,556.
- Efficiency NB will eliminate six jobs because of funding constraints. Two permanent and four casual jobs will be eliminated.
- A new $30M seniors complex was announced for the Sussex area and could see construction begin this summer pending town council approval. The complex would provide housing for about 150 seniors in various housing accommodations from independent to assisted-living arrangements. When open, it is expected to provide employment for up to 100 people in the region.
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- An investment of $200,000 will be made by the federal government to do work on the port of Seal Cove on Grand Manan Island. The work is intended to improve security at the port.
- The Magnolia Café in Saint John will re-open in mid-April in the same Prince William Street space. All of the kitchen staff, including the head chief and pastry chef are returning along with half of the servers.
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