Labour Market Insights
High Demand for Educational Services and Arts, Entertainment and Recreation: Top Occupations and In-Demand Jobs for Windsor-Essex for April 2022
Public health measures during April 2022 were largely the same as March. The remaining mask mandates for public transit, healthcare settings, long-term care homes, and congregate care settings that were slated to end on April 27 were extended until June 11. In the meantime, Ontario has faced a sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as employers and employees struggle with its impacts.
April saw 6,460 total active job postings from 2,088 companies for a decrease of 4.3% over the previous month’s 6,753 total active job postings. The Job Board and Job Map received 20,951 interactions from 3,788 users (a user decrease of 16.9% from the previous month).
The top 15 searched-for occupations overall in Windsor-Essex for April 2022 were:
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Interest in occupations that can be performed from an office environment and from home have increased. Interactions with Administrative Officer jobs was up 39.1% and Medical Administrative Assistants jobs up 26.3% over the previous month. Additionally, interactions with Cashiers job postings was up 25.8% while Delivery and Courier Service Drivers jobs were down 40.8% and Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks and Order Fillers were down 33.0% over the previous month. From this, we can see that some jobseekers are ready for a return to working in-store with less of a reliance on delivery and curb-side pick-up.
The top 15 searched-for occupations by men in Windsor-Essex for April 2022 were:
The top 15 searched-for occupations by women in Windsor-Essex for April 2022 were:
The top 20 in-demand occupations by local employers for April 2022 were:
Occupations that experienced a bump in demand in April over the previous month include Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents (up 30.0%); Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks and Order Fillers (up 28.1%); Security Guards and Related Security Service Occupations (up 26.9%); and Other Customer and Information Services Representatives (up 26.2%), the first three of which are largely in-person positions, while Other Customer and Information Services Representatives is an occupation that is possible to be performed remotely or in a hybrid situation.
Looking at the top hiring sectors by 2-digit NAICS, we do see some standout sectors.
Hard-hit sectors continue to improve after facing severe challenges over the course of the pandemic.
Demand for occupations in the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector increased 33.3% from 69 job postings in March to 92 job postings in April. Larger venues in the region are gearing up to resume concerts and events, accounting for the increase in demand in this sector. This is also an increase of 104.4% job postings from April 2020 and a 384.2% increase in job postings from April 2021.
Job postings in Accommodation and Food Services held steady in April, unchanged from 350 job postings in March. This could indicate that the sector is beginning to stabilize. Notable to the sector’s recovery is the 112.1% increase in job postings from April 2020 and a 90.2% increase in job postings from April 2021.
Postings also increased in the Educational Services sector, up 22.5% from 120 job postings in March to 147 job postings in April. This is the exact number of postings that the sector had in April 2021. However, as a highly contagious variant makes its way through Windsor-Essex during a time where mask mandates were lifted in school settings, this increase in demand could be both to fill staff shortages at schools and to help students catch up after three years of disrupted learning.
Looking at hiring by 6-digit NAICS, job postings for All Other Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores was up 106.2% from 65 job postings in March to 134 job postings in April. This helps to explain the increase in demand for Cashiers. Job postings also increased 38.2% for Pharmacies and Drug Stores (from 55 job postings in March to 76 job postings in April) and increased 25.3% for Supermarkets and Other Grocery (Except Convenience) Stores (from 91 job postings in March to 114 in April).
The increase in demand for Cashiers and other occupations associated with some retail stores may also be due to employers needing to cover for employees who are off sick as the sixth wave of the pandemic continues.
THE FINDINGS OF THIS REPORT WERE SOURCED FROM:
As of April 2019, the monthly Job Demand Report for Windsor-Essex is created by Workforce WindsorEssex using data collected from 14 unique national, provincial and locally-significant job boards. Between May 2017 and March 2019, job posting data was purchased from CEB Talent Neuron.
The monthly Job Search Report for Windsor-Essex is created by Workforce WindsorEssex using data collected from four job finding tools, including WEexplore, WEmap jobs, WEjobs board, and the Bridge Timeline Tool. Gender and age information of users is voluntarily shared with the organization.
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