Labour Market Insights
Computer-Related Occupations, Manufacturing, and Retail: Top Occupations and In-Demand Jobs for Windsor-Essex for April 2023
April 2023 saw additional hiring in some sectors, with Manufacturing seeing its highest number of active job postings since September 2022. There was also an increase in interest for a few occupations we don’t typically see on the top 15 lists.
In April, there were 6,207 total active job postings from 2,093 companies for a decrease of 1.9% over the previous month’s 6,330 total active job postings. The Job Board and Job Map received 28,405 interactions from 6,547 users (a user decrease of 6.4% over the previous month).
The top 15 searched-for occupations overall in Windsor-Essex for April 2023 were:
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Looking at what occupations were interacted with overall in Windsor-Essex in April, one stand-out career choice seems to have been Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, up 99.4% from the previous month. As demonstrated in the table below, interest in this occupation also increased 73.1% among men.
Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations includes specialists in advertising, marketing, and public relations who analyze, develop, and implement communication and promotion strategies and information programs, analyze advertising needs, and develop appropriate advertising and marketing plans, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations on behalf of businesses, governments, and other organizations, and for performers, athletes, writers, and other talented individuals. They are employed by consulting firms, advertising agencies, corporations, associations, government, social agencies, museums, galleries, public interest groups, and cultural and other organizations, or they may be self-employed. Agents such as entertainment, literary, and sports agents are included in this unit group.
Regional employers that hire Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations includes University of Windsor, Mosaic North America, Clear Com, Mastronardi Produce Limited, and The Corporation of the City of Windsor.
The top 15 searched-for occupations by men in Windsor-Essex for April 2023 were:
Interest in job postings by men for Information Systems Analysts and Consultants increased 212.5% in April over March.
Information Systems Analysts and Consultants analyze and test systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies, and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed.
Regional employers that hire Information Systems Analysts and Consultants include TransForm Shared Service Organization, The Corporation of the City of Windsor, Hiram Walker & Sons Limited, TGI Group Inc., and Flex-N-Gate Corporation.
The increase in demand for Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations and Information Systems Analysts and Consultants could be due to people looking for employment in roles that are not public-facing and that could be performed remotely or in a hybrid environment.
The top 15 searched-for occupations by women in Windsor-Essex for April 2023 were:
Looking at what occupations women are interacting with, job postings for Social Workers received a 100% increase in interactions in April over March.
Social Workers help individuals, couples, families, groups, communities, and organizations develop the skills and resources they need to enhance social functioning and provide counselling, therapy, and referral to other supportive social services. Social Workers also respond to other social needs and issues such as unemployment, racism, and poverty. They are employed by hospitals, school boards, social service agencies, child welfare organizations, correctional facilities, community agencies, employee assistance programs, and Aboriginal band councils, or they may work in private practice.
Regional employers that hire Social Workers include Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor Essex County, Family Services Windsor-Essex, The Corporation of the City of Windsor, and Windsor Essex Community Health Care.
In a stark difference to the other two occupations that received a significant increase in interactions, Social Workers are typically not a work-from-home occupation. However, according to the Government of Canada Job Bank, job prospects for Social Workers are good in the Windsor-Essex region for the next three years, so this would be a beneficial path for those looking for similar work. Additionally, according to the Canadian Union of Public Employees in an article from September 2022, 85% of employees in social services are women, possibly explaining why we see such a huge increase here but nothing on the board for men.
The top 20 in-demand occupations by local employers for April 2023 were:
Interestingly, none of the three occupations mentioned above that saw a significant increase in interactions for the month of April appear on the top 20 in-demand occupations for the month, although they are still in-demand with 41 job postings for Information Systems Analysts and Consultants; 36 job postings for Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations; and 27 job postings for Social Workers in the month of April.
The in-demand occupations that did see significant increases in total active job postings in April include: Retail Salespersons (up 20.3%), Material Handlers (up 16.2%), Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers (up 11.5%), Cooks (up 10.8%), and Construction Managers (up 10.0%).
Hiring by 2-Digit NAICS:
In looking at Hiring by 2-Digit NAICS, we can see how in-demand sectors are in Windsor-Essex.
Hiring in the Manufacturing sector continues its upward trend with 808 total active job postings in April, up 1.6% from March, and the highest since 895 total active job postings in September 2022. This is an encouraging trend to see for the region.
Retail Trade also saw an increase this month, with 700 total active job postings in April, up 3.4% from 677 in March. This increase could be due to stores ramping up their seasonal offerings and customers getting ready by stocking up for the summer. We may also see further increases in this sector as students will be out of school soon and looking to this sector for employment opportunities during the summer.
Hiring by 6-Digit NAICS:
Looking at hiring by 6-digit NAICS, we can drill down more on what types of employers are hiring in Windsor-Essex.
In the Manufacturing sector, we see the following types of employers hiring: Automobile and Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (up 5.1% with 104 total active job postings in April compared to 99 in March), Industrial Mould Manufacturing (down 13.0% with 81 total active job postings in April compared to 93 in March), and Cutlery and Hand Tool Manufacturing (up 5.4% with 78 total active job postings in April compared to 74 in March).
In the Retail Trade sector, we see the following types of employers hiring: Supermarkets and Other Grocery (Except Convenience) Stores (down 20.2% with 95 total active job postings in April as compared to 119 in March), Hardware Stores (up 23.3% with 74 total active job postings in April as compared to 60 in March), and Department Stores (up 107.4% with 56 total active job postings in April as compared to 27 in March).
THE FINDINGS OF THIS REPORT WERE SOURCED FROM:
MONTHLY JOB DEMAND REPORT
As of April 2019, the monthly Job Demand Report for Windsor-Essex is created by Workforce WindsorEssex using data collected from unique national, provincial and locally-significant job boards. Between May 2017 and March 2019, job posting data was purchased from CEB Talent Neuron.
MONTHLY JOB SEARCH REPORT
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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