Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Labourers in this unit group carry out a variety of material handling, cleaning and routine general labouring activities. They are employed by petroleum and natural gas processing, pipeline and petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, and by electrical, water and waste treatment utilities.
cleaner, filter – chemical processing, cleaner, still – chemical processing, coating machine feeder – chemical processing, helper – chemical processing, labourer – gas utility, loader – chemical processing, retort unloader, water intake tender, waterworks labourer.
- Feed and unload production machinery and equipment
- Clean chemical processing machines and equipment and production areas
- Move, sort and pile materials and products manually and using powered equipment
- Assist other workers to operate, repair and maintain process equipment, gas distribution, water filtration and waste water plant equipment
- Perform general duties such as basic construction, painting and other manual tasks.
Outlook & Prospects for Labourers in Chemical Products Processing and Utilities 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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|North Shore Region||2011-06-21|
Currently the chances of Labourers in Chemical Products Processing and Utilities finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area. They are a relatively small number of people employed in these positions locally with natural gas processing, pipeline, chemical companies, and by electrical, water and waste treatment utilities. There have been few advertised vacancies in the local area over the last number of years. Competition for openings would be significant because most employers who need workers in this field are stable and offer good wages & benefits.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Labourers in Chemical Products Processing and Utilities in Nova Scotia is expected to be limited over the next 5 years due to the small size of the occupation in the province.
Additional information on Labourers in Chemical Products Processing and Utilities (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Pictou Lodge is expected to reopen in late May 2013 under new ownership. The seasonal hotel, which had employed about 60 workers, had gone into receivership over the winter.
- Three Guysborough county community groups will receive infrastructure funding from the federal government
- The Lobster Bar, a restaurant, will open in Pictou in June 2013
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The province of Nova Scotia will provide a loan to Pollycello, an Amherst-based packaging manufacturer, to help maintain the 300 jobs at the plant
- Moir’s Costumes & Events will open on Provost Street in New Glasgow this month
- Giant Tiger will open its New Glasgow store in the fall of 2013 at the former Zellers location
- Scotsburn Co-operative Services will close the Farm Services retail store in Scotsburn in June 2013
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Construction is expected to begin in the spring or early summer of 2013 on a new recreational and competitive rowing centre on Lochaber Lake
- Marinus Verhagen Enterprises Ltd. will begin building an asbestos disposal facility in McLellans Brook this spring and open it later in 2013
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
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