Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Clerks in this unit group write correspondence, proofread material for accuracy, compile material for publication and perform other related clerical duties. They are employed by newspapers, periodicals, publishing firms and by establishments throughout the private and public sectors.
advertising clerk, classified advertising clerk, correspondence clerk, directory compiler, editorial assistant, press clipper, proofreader, publication clerk, reader, translation clerk.
- Classified advertising clerks receive customers' orders for classified advertising, write and edit copy, calculate advertising rates and bill customers.
- Correspondence clerks write business and government correspondence such as replies to requests for information and assistance, damage claims, credit and billing enquiries and service complaints.
- Editorial assistants and publication clerks assist in the preparation of periodicals, advertisements, catalogues, directories and other material for publication; proofread material; verify facts and conduct research.
- Proofreaders read material prior to publication to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical or compositional errors within tight deadlines.
- Readers and press clippers read newspapers, magazines, press releases and other publications to locate and file articles of interest to staff and clients.
Outlook & Prospects for Correspondence, Publication and Related Clerks in North Shore 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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-10-13|
|Cape Breton Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-10-05|
|Halifax Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-05-12|
|North Shore Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-06-07|
|Southern Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-10-06|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- October 2013 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 446 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 317 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- Scotsburn Dairy will stop processing milk at its Stellarton facility in January, and the 10 employees affected will take jobs at the company¿s growing ice cream facility in Truro. Scotsburn will keep its distribution centre in Stellarton, where 29 people work, and its milk processing facility in Sydney.
- The aquatic centre at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre has suffered construction delays, and its planned November opening has been moved to at least late winter. The arena in the complex opened this fall, and the library is expected to do the same in the coming weeks.
- A new clothing store, KBS Fashionable Treasures, has opened on Main Street in Liverpool
- The provincial Labour Department will hire five new workplace inspectors, bringing the total number of investigators and inspectors to 40
- Seafood processing company Bluewave Seafoods Inc. of Port Mouton has filed for creditor protection and its future is uncertain. The plant employs 70 full and part-time employees.
- Nova Scotia Tourism will move from Halifax to Windsor at the end of November. According to the provincial government, 18 of the 37 employees have opted to retire or take transfers to other departments, and the agency is working on filling the remaining positions.
- Glencore Xstrata Pie, owner of the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton, is boarding up and pulling its equipment from the idle site and is laying off nine contract workers. The mine has coal reserves, but it does not fit with the company¿s plans, and a buyer is being sought.
- According to a Bank of Montreal report, the search for employment and higher available wages are among the reasons outward migration from Atlantic Canada to Alberta and Saskatchewan remains strong. Low job growth, high cost of housing, and the overall tax burden remain problematic for Nova Scotia.
- Training and flight-simulator company Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. of St.John¿s, NL has bought out Atlantis Systems Corp. of Dartmouth. Bluedrop will move from about 120 to 200 employees in Nova Scotia, and they will work out of the company¿s development centre in Bayers Lake. Any job losses will be at the corporate level.
- Yellow Media, publisher of the yellow pages, may make some minor reductions to its Nova Scotia workforce of about 50 as part of a national reduction. Sales and media consulting staff are not expected to be affected, and as the company moves more into online advertising, it may eventually expand its information technology and digital media sections.
- Lange¿s Rock Farm of Maplewood has obtained a $499,990 contract to complete one of the phases of the seawall on the Northwest Arm in the Halifax Regional municipality
- Authentic Seacoast Brewing Co. in Guysborough hopes to double its workforce of 20 if a distillery is added to its craft beer brewing operation by the end of 2014. The company continues to increase its beer production as well.
- Sound Chiropractic and Health Sciences Centre has opened on Ilsley Ave. in Burnside. The business includes chiropractic, acupuncture, nutritional, and lifestyle services.
- A two-year agreement has been reached between the Nova Scotia Nurses Union and employers in the province, which will see nurses receive pay raises of 2.5% retroactive to November 2012 and 3% as of November 2013. As well, provisions have been added to address workload issues, which the union hopes may lead to increased hiring.
- Premium Seafoods will rebuild the Arichat fish plant, which burnt down in August and employed 55 to 70 people seasonally. The company will also open its new shrimp processing plant in Petit de Grat in December, employing 30 workers.
- Heritage Gas is currently extending its natural gas distribution network to the New Glasgow area, with a pipeline to the pulp mill in Abercrombie Point. However, further expansion in the area will only come with a commitment from more customers.
- Thirteen new family doctors will begin working in rural Nova Scotia communities this fall. The doctors have been recruited under a provincial government program that attracts international medical graduates to under-serviced areas of the province.
- Provincial government departments and two industry groups will organize a job fair in November to target workers from Blackberry, Convergys, and Xerox who lost their jobs in the information technology and customer support sectors in recent weeks. Almost 40 companies have signed up for the event.
- According to the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, the provincial economy will grow by 2% in 2014. Increased natural gas production, a healthy Halifax construction market, the Irving shipbuilding project, possible increased exports to the United States, and possible activity on the Maritime Link and Yarmouth ferry projects are noted as positive factors.
- Four KFC restaurants in Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Antigonish, and Elmsdale closed within the last week. About 60 employees have been affected and offered jobs at other locations, but the travel distance to those would vary. According to franchise officials, the closures were related to expiring leases, and some may eventually be relocated.
- Outside and recreational workers employed by the town of Truro have a new four-year contract, which will include raises as well as changes to vacation time, sick days, and hours of work.
- Eleven workers at Roger News 95.7 radio station in Halifax have lost their jobs, including announcers, reporters, and news production and sales staff. The station had decided to partner with Toronto¿s Sportsnet 590 to introduce more sports content, resulting in the job losses.
- East Coast Energy Inc. will explore for natural gas in Pictou County over the next 30 to 40 days
- The four Hummingbird MediSpa outlets in the Halifax area have closed over the last two months.
- Giant Tiger will open a store in the former Zellers location in the Amherst Centre Mall in June 2014
- Despite the closure of the Bowater-Mersey paper mill18 months ago, a number of new businesses have sprung up on Main Street in Liverpool and in other parts of Queens County. They include restaurants, clothing stores, an insurance company, and an aromatherapy and massage business.
- GoodLife Fitness continues to expand in Nova Scotia, with the opening of a fitness centre on Barrington Street in Halifax. The company now has 11 facilities in the Halifax area, and also locations in Truro, New Glasgow, and Antigonish.
- Wasabi Asian Cuisine has opened a second Halifax metro location, at 566 Sackville Drive in Lower Sackville. La Cucina Café Pizzeria has also opened a second metro location, at 220 Chain Lake Drive in Halifax.
- Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-Op at 1717 Barrington Street in Halifax, Kel¿s Diner at 171 Wyse Road in Dartmouth, Daddy O¿s Diner at 480 Parkland Drive in Halifax, and the Second Cup at 5425 Spring Garden Road in Halifax have closed.
- Giant Tiger will open in New Glasgow on November 16, employing about 30 people
- Construction is expected to begin within two weeks on a 60-unit apartment complex on the former West Side School site in New Glasgow
- Sleeman Breweries Ltd. has laid off 14 workers in Dartmouth, leaving about 16 at the plant the company has been trying to sell since March. The company plans to consolidate all production at its plant in Guelph, but wants to continue operating in Dartmouth till a buyer is found.
- The Shand House Museum in Windsor will reopen by June for the 2014 tourist season, after remaining closed in 2013 due to a lack of staff. A heritage interpreter has been hired, and three more people will be added and trained before the opening.
- ADP Canada will lay off 17 data entry and client support staff in Dartmouth, and transfer the work to the Phillipines. However, the company has added 79 people to its local workforce of 450 so far this year, and indicates there are more than 65 positions currently open. Affected workers will be offered training to expand their skill sets for possible openings.
- Blue Ocean, a Halifax-based outsourcing call centre, is seeking to fill 50 positions and may add another 50 in February.
- Several new businesses have opened or expanded on South Albion Street in Amherst recently, including Bordertown Flowers and Frills, Hunter Interiors, and D.R. Polly Used Cars Ltd
- Xerox Corp. in Dartmouth has layed off 48 of 135 sales representatives at its call centre in Dartmouth. While it is the third major call centre layoff in the area in a month, the provincial call centre association says the sector is still strong in Nova Scotia, and other members are looking to hire affected workers.
- Nova Scotia Power¿s biomass fuel plant in Point Tupper has officially opened, creating 32 full-time jobs. In addition, 200 people will be indirectly employed in procurement, tree harvesting, and trucking.
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