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Brockville's Manufacturing Employment Survey 2012
The Brockville annual manufacturing employment survey identified employment growth of 96 new permanent positions in 2012, created by mainly five local firms. Labour changes reflected in the survey, indicated 48% percent of firms reporting stable operations, 21% percent reporting employment growth and 31% noting employment contraction.
There were eight new product lines introduced and export activity reigns fairly stable at 51% of all operations. Most of the 15 multinational firms contribute to have export activity in the 60-70% range. Union activity continues to decline with only 16% of companies with unionization down from 30% a few years ago. There is a total of 3462 in the manufacturing sector, down from a high of 5200 in 2002 following the meltdown of the telecommunications sector. Overall there remains a slight contraction on the overall employment from a multi-year perspective which suggests a continued focus on strong business retention programming and aftercare initiatives with our existing corporate family.
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