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Telephone operators operate computerized telephone systems to advance and assist the completion of telephone calls. They are employed by telephone companies.
directory assistance operator, telephone operator, telephone service assistant, toll operator.
- Operate telephone systems to advance and complete customers' telephone calls such as long distance, pay telephone, mobile radio/telephone, person to person and emergency calls
- Operate computerized directory listing systems or consult printed directories to provide directory assistance for customers
- Arrange teleconferences, provide emergency services and relay phone service to people with disabilities
- Calculate billing charges and record billing information.
Outlook & Prospects for Telephone Operators in Kootenay 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 NewsWeek of Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2013
- Canadian Pacific Railway has laid off four of its seven specialized safety inspectors in the Cranbrook rail yard. The company says the layoffs are in response to the business climate.
- Quantum Murray, the company contracted to clean up the Lemon Creek fuel spill, is holding a day-long hiring fair on August 7 in the Castlegar Sandman Hotel
- The Kootenay Food Co-op is planning to build a $23M mixed residential-commercial development in Nelson
- The Kootenay Region Skills Training Plan has been launched to help local residents and businesses understand which occupations will be most in demand over the next ten years
- Mercer International plans to lay off 85 employees at the Celgar pulp mill in Castlegar over the next five years. The reduction is intended to improve its competitiveness with other pulp producers. Celgar will employ 370 people by 2017.
- Construction on the independent McKay Creek hydroelectric power project south of Revelstoke is scheduled to start in August
- Rossland-based Fulcrum Management Solutions has created eight new positions in sales, software development and customer support, as a result of rapid growth of its Thoughtstream software
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