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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.
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Outlook & Prospects for Fabric, Fur and Leather Cutters in Ottawa 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 Ontario.
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|Kingston - Pembroke Region||N/A||N/A|
|Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region||N/A||N/A|
Additional Provincial Prospects
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Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Dec 09 - Dec 13, 2013
- Construction started on the $200M project to convert the Royal Connaught Hotel in Hamilton into condominiums, which are expected to be available late 2015. Valery Homes and Spallacci Group are the developers of the project.
- Shopify Inc., an e-commerce platform provider, received a $100M investment and plans to expand its workforce within the next year, including at its Ottawa and Toronto offices
- Tenneco Canada Inc., an automotive parts maker in Owen Sound, is seeking to fill 40 temporary positions for work starting in January 2014. Most of the positions will be in assembly manufacturing.
- A new Longo's grocery store will be opening at the Applewood Village plaza in Mississauga in late 2014
- La Maison Simons will open its first Ontario store in Mississauga¿s Square One Shopping Centre in spring 2016
- Greater Sudbury Airport will receive $1M in support from the province to build a new 30,000-sq.-ft. hangar. The new facility will create 5 jobs.
- The Foodland grocery store in Seaforth re-opened after the previous building was destroyed by a fire in April
- Faurecia Automotive Seating will be closing its parts plant in Bradford in mid-2015, affecting about 550 permanent and 100 temporary workers. Some layoffs will start in February 2014. Rising raw material prices are among factors causing the closure.
- Kellogg Company will be closing its London factory by the end of 2014, impacting approximately 500 remaining employees. Declining sales of breakfast cereal is the main reason cited for the impending closure.
- Big Lots Stores, Inc. plans to close its Canadian operations by early 2014. The company operates about 36 stores across Ontario, including the Liquidation World brand locations. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
- National Steel Car Ltd. is issuing lay-off notices to nearly 400 employees at its plant in Hamilton, due to the completion of a business contract. The freight car manufacturer expects to recall about half of the laid off workers by early 2014.
- BlackBerry laid off approximately 80 more employees in Waterloo as the company continues to restructure
- The Fifth Wheel Truck Stop in Cornwall will close its restaurant, gift shop and motel, affecting approximately 32 staff. The gasoline and diesel fuel station will continue to operate at this location.
- The second phase of Mississauga¿s $320M Square One Shopping Centre renovation and expansion project is underway, with completion expected in fall 2014
- A new Walmart Supercentre opened in Stratford at the end of November, creating 170 jobs
- Teleperformance is hiring more than 150 customer service agents at its Thunder Bay contact centre
- Construction started on the west segment of the $279M Mississauga Transitway project, with completion expected in 2016. Metrolinx will undertake the development of this segment.
- AMI Hose, LLC, a manufacturer of braided hoses used in the automotive industry, is opening a plant in Sault Ste. Marie, creating 40 jobs
- Construction started on the $18M Astoria Organic Matters plant in Belleville. The composting facility is slated for completion in spring 2014.
- The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is opening a branch at the Toronto Pearson International Airport
- Construction is underway on a commercial plaza in Cornwall and is expected to be complete by spring 2014. The location will include a Pro Oil Change automotive parts maintenance company.
- A new Costco Wholesale store is opening in Guelph in spring 2014
- Hematite Manufacturing is hiring 10 to 15 production and maintenance workers at its auto scrap recycling plant in Brantford
- Ottawa Marriott Hotel announced it will spend $4M to renovate its facility, including upgrading 480 rooms, the lobby and great room. The refurbishment will be complete by September 2014.
- A RONA home improvement centre is under construction in Petawawa and is expected to open in April 2014
- A new LCBO store opened on Muskoka Road West in Bracebridge at the end of November
- Forest Laboratories Canada Incorporated opened its new pharmaceutical headquarters in Vaughan and may be adding 100 employees over the next 12 to 18 months
- Havilah Holdings will establish a new manufacturing plant in Greenstone in Northwestern Ontario, creating 52 jobs
- The Town of Kirkland Lake received funding to prepare land for a new $8M, 80-room hotel, creating 30 jobs upon completion
- Alternative fuel source producer Innovative Hydrogen Solutions plans to begin manufacturing and assembly operations in Chatham-Kent in December, expects to hire 200 over the next five years
- Current construction to build a new bridge near Red Rock, outside of Thunder Bay, by LH North Ltd, creates 34 new jobs
- Costco Wholesale opened a third warehouse in Mississauga
- McDonald's Canada opened its largest Ontario location in downtown Toronto
- Work will soon begin to accommodate fashion retailer H&M at Station Mall in Sault Ste. Marie, expecting to open in the fall of 2014
- Global Pet Food will have its grand opening on 450 Appleby Line in Halton
- Further expansion of the redevelopment at the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington was announced adding to the previously estimated project value of $312M
- Construction will begin in spring 2014 on the expansion of the Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre in Trenton
- A new Walmart Supercentre will open January 2015 in Cornwall on Cumberland St., replacing the existing location on Brookdale Avenue
- Picard Peanuts, The British Pantry, The Candy Jar and The Chocolate Shoppe opened in Cobourg this month
- A $500K business centre for the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation will open early next year in Lambton County. It will contain a gas station and three retail spaces.
- The new Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex has officially opened in Toronto
- As McKesson Canada restructures its distribution network, it estimates that more than 190 staff will be laid off by July 2014 at its Chatham, Ottawa and Mississauga locations. It is currently building a new distribution centre in Trenton.
- Sears Canada is laying off an additional 79 employees at its Toronto head office and closing its parts processing centre in Belleville, impacting 57 jobs
- CCL Industries announced that it will close its aerosol container plant in Penetanguishene affecting 170 employees
- Enerdry Constructors Limited is shutting down its industrial air and ventilation systems facility in Thunder Bay, impacting 15 jobs
- The Future Shop in Newmarket has closed permanently
- Engineered Lifting Systems will hold a job fair on December 11 in Elmira
- SAIL, an outdoors superstore, will open a $25M store in the Tri-City Centre in Cambridge, creating more than 125 retail jobs upon completion in the fall of 2014
- Thorold Foodland supermarket re-opened after a $2.5M expansion and renovation project. The number of staff at the supermarket increased from 65 to 85 and is expected to reach at least 100.
- A new Boston Pizza opened in Trenton, employing 65 staff
- The Ontario government is providing $4.3M towards the expansion of Mohawk Garnet Inc., an abrasive garnet plant in the Sudbury area, creating 62 jobs
- Olymel, a processor and distributor of pork and poultry products, is looking to fill 40 production positions at its facility in Cornwall
- An Ultramar gas bar is expected to open in December in Prescott, creating 40 jobs. The location will feature a drive-through food service and two fast food restaurants.
- HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. was awarded a $3.5M contract to build deployable, climate-controlled shelters for the Canadian Armed Forces, creating eight new jobs in Belleville and a total of 23 across Ontario
- London-based Voyageur Medical Transportation will expand its non-urgent patient transfer services, creating up to 90 jobs throughout Ontario
- Hastings-Quinte Emergency Medical Services announced it will recruit 10 part-time paramedics
- More than a dozen new restaurants will open at Toronto Pearson International Airport, in partnership with HMSHost, beginning in summer 2014
- The Peel Regional Police 11 Division in Mississauga will undergo a $9.6M expansion, with construction starting by the end of 2013
- Toronto Western Hospital¿s $174M Krembil Discovery Tower has officially opened
- Bowmanville¿s Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories and newly-added Impact Genetics Incorporated expect to hire more staff in 2014
- Alliance Homes and Cosmopolitan Homes started construction on a new residential subdivision in Beeton
- Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014 on a water treatment plant in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and should be completed by the end of 2015
- Springcress Properties plans to build a two-storey commercial condominium building on Prince of Wales Drive in Ottawa
- Transcom call centre in St. Catharines will close by the end of February 2014, affecting 260 employees
- BlackBerry is laying off 250 more employees from its Waterloo location as it continues its period of transition
- The Toronto Star will lay off between 75 and 100 people in its editorial, and finance and administration departments
- Imperial Oil Ltd. will close its Lubricant Blending Packing and Shipping Gate in Sarnia as it moves the operation to Edmonton in 2014, affecting up to 60 staff
- The Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby will cut 47 positions
- The World¿s Biggest Bookstore, located in Toronto, will close in February 2014, impacting approximately 43 employees
- Kelsey¿s restaurant in Owen Sound will close by the end of December, affecting approximately 40 employees
- Huntsville GoodLife Fitness location on Howland Drive to close in December, affecting approximately 24 staff
- The Hire Canada Job Fair and Training Expo will be held at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton on December 11
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