Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Fabric cutters cut fabric to make parts for garments, linens and other articles. Fur cutters cut fur pelts to make parts for garments and other fur articles. Leather cutters cut leather to make parts for shoes, garments and other leather articles. Fabric cutters are employed by clothing and textile manufacturers and other manufacturers of fabric products. Fur cutters are employed by furriers and fur products manufacturers. Leather cutters are employed by shoe and other leather products manufacturers.
clothing cutter, fabric cutter, fur cutter, glove cutter, leather cutter, sample cutter, shoe cutter.
- Place patterns on top of layers of fabric and cut fabric following patterns, using electric or manual knives, cutters or computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting devices
- Adjust cutting technique to type of fabric and style of garment
- May cut fabric samples.
- Cut fur skins in diagonal strips to specified length and shape of pelt using furrier's knives and cutters
- Number pelts to indicate their location on pattern
- May sort or match skins, and may prepare fur samples.
- Select leather and cutting dies for leather goods and shoe parts according to specifications
- Position leather on cutting bed of machine, maximizing usage according to skin grain, skin flaws and skin stretch
- Operate clicker or punch press to stretch leather
- Operate machine to cut leather or cut single leather skins by hand to make leather products
- May cut leather samples.
Outlook & Prospects for Fabric, Fur and Leather Cutters in North 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 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Claim Post Resources Inc. is planning to construct a $30M fracking sand processing plant near Seymourville
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
Week of Mar 11 – Mar 15, 2013
- Tim Horton's now open on Sagkeeng First Nation
- HudBay is developing Lalor and Reed mines in Manitoba
- Family Foods will open a grocery store by late spring in Thompson
Week of Mar 04 – Mar 08, 2013
- The University of Manitoba's Transport Institute held a conference on northern transportation issues called Northern Exposure 2: Realities of Remote Logistics
- Fast food restaurants struggle to retain employees in Thompson
- In Thompson, a K-12 school is being built in the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine to accommodate the growing need for French-as-a-first-language education. Construction is expected to start this fall and finish by the winter of 2014.
- The Province of Manitoba is providing the Mystery Lake School Division with targeted funding to help improve graduation rates
- A bridge over the Red Sucker River has opened, extending the permanent road system in the North. Close to 30 local residents were involved in this project.
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