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Administrative clerks compile, verify, record and process forms and documents, such as applications, licences, permits, contracts, registrations and requisitions, in accordance with established procedures, guidelines and schedules. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.
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- Compile, verify, record and process applications, licences, permits, contracts, registrations, requisitions, and other forms and documents in accordance with established procedures and schedules, using computerized and manual processing systems
- Authorize and issue licences, permits, registration papers, reimbursements or other material after requesting documents have been processed and approved
- Maintain inventory of office supplies and order supplies as required
- Prepare reports and presentations and provide information to staff and general public regarding company and program rules, regulations and procedures
- Assist in the co-ordination of administrative procedures such as budget submissions, contracts administration and work schedules
- May be responsible for some accounting tasks
- May organize and co-ordinate flow of work for general office clerks and data entry clerks.
Outlook & Prospects for Administrative Clerks in Fredericton--Oromocto
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Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently the chances of qualified Administrative Clerks finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
Employment opportunities for Administrative Clerks may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of New Brunswick or in other provinces across the country.
According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a large occupational group with a labour force of 605, and an unemployment rate (5%) that is below the average (8%) for all occupations in the area. Also, the average age of administrative clerks is 42, which is above the average age (40) of all occupations.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projections System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is approximately equal to the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in these main industries: 1) Health Care and Social Assistance and 2) Public Administration industries.
This occupation is classified as "significant" because there is a large percentage of administrative clerks working within the area and/or it is a strategically important occupation to the local labour market.
While often found in government, this occupation occurs across all industries. The Fredericton-Oromocto area has a large employer base, including a large government sector, a strong knowledge sector and a high number of national, regional and local firms (mostly in Fredericton). Jobs openings placed locally during the last year appeared to be stable but minimal and many of those appear to be only for casual or term work while most full time job openings are due to attrition. Cutbacks in the public sector and the consolidation of office/clerical work are also having a negative impact on demand.
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Date Published: 2011-08-30
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The provincial government has announced that it will close the Agriculture Laboratory Service in Fredericton. The agricultural laboratory which provides soil testing for New Brunswick farmers will close on June 28. The laboratory has been in operations for 80 years and is located on the grounds of the experimental farm in Lincoln.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- The Minister of Health for the province of New Brunswick announced that roughly 400 jobs in the health-care system would be eliminated in the next year in an attempt to control spending. Horizon Health Network will cut 131 positions this fiscal year. 57 jobs will be cut at Facilicorp and 40 positions will be eliminated at the Department of Health itself. More job cuts are expected to be announced later this year.
Week of Jan 28 – Feb 01, 2013
- Provincial government provides Siemens Canada in Fredericton with up to $537,000 in payroll rebates, creating up to 25 scientific and technical jobs
Week of Nov 05 – Nov 09, 2012
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