Labour Market Insights
Part Time and Permanent Work Preferences: Top Occupations and In-Demand Jobs for Windsor-Essex for August 2023
With the summer months, we typically see an increase in hiring, whether it’s to cover vacations, staff seasonal businesses, or cater to increased customer traffic due to tourism and back-to-school season. Many of these positions are part time or temporary, which can work well for students returning to school in September. This month, we’re taking a look at job type and duration interest, as well as the most searched-for and in-demand occupations for the region.
In August, there were 5,615 total active job postings from 1,833 companies for a decrease of 0.04% from the previous month’s 5,617 total active job postings. We also saw a 12% increase in new job postings in August over July, with 3,270 new jobs posted in the month of August. The Job Board received 23,542 job post clicks, up 10% from the previous month.
The top 15 searched-for occupations overall in Windsor-Essex for August 2023 on the Job Board were:
These numbers are specific to the Job Board. To learn more about the occupations listed in these tables, visit the Career Library.
In looking at what users are interacting with on the Job Board, we can see that there was a significant increase in interest in several occupations in August as compared to July, such as Transport Truck Drivers (up 83.3%); Delivery and Courier Service Drivers (up 63.5%); Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations (up 46.2%); Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities (up 30.5%); and Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents (up 23.5%).
We do see some overlap in this list when compared to the top 20 in-demand occupations for the region table below, namely an increase in both search and demand for Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations; Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities; and Delivery and Courier Service Drivers.
As for occupations that saw a decline in August as compared to the previous month, we saw significant decreases in interactions with job postings for Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations (down 20.7%); Administrative Assistants (down 16.1%); Material Handlers (down 10.9%); and Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers (down 10.9%).
The top 20 in-demand occupations by local employers for August 2023 were:
There were a few occupations that saw a significant increase in demand in August as compared to July that do not typically appear on the top 20 in-demand occupations list for the region, such as Mechanical Engineers and Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Interestingly, both of these occupations belong to the same 3-digit NOC group– Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineers.
Mechanical Engineers research, design, and develop machinery and systems for heating, ventilating and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing, and manufacturing. They also perform duties related to the evaluation, installation, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers are employed by consulting firms, power-generating utilities, and in a wide range of manufacturing, processing, and transportation industries, or they may be self-employed. Regional employers for this occupation include RGBSI, Centerline (Windsor) Limited, Stellantis, Segula Technologies, and Lancesoft.
Electrical and Electronics Engineers design, plan, research, evaluate, and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. They are employed by electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, consulting firms, and by a wide range of manufacturing, processing, and transportation industries and government. Regional employers for this occupation are similar to those employing Mechanical Engineers and include RGBSI, Stellantis, Bartech Canada, Lancesoft, and Altair Engineering.
Other occupations that saw a significant increase in job postings in August as compared to July include Security Guards and Related Security Service Occupations (up 27.1%); Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities (up 13.5%); Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations (up 13.2%); Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers (up 12.0%); and Delivery and Courier Service Drivers (up 11.3%).
Occupations that saw a significant decrease in job postings in August as compared to July, although they are still very much in-demand occupations, include Administrative Assistants (down 19.2%), Material Handlers (down 17.9%), and Transport Truck Drivers (down 17.1%).
Hiring by 2-Digit NAICS:
In looking at Hiring by 2-Digit NAICS, we can see how in-demand different sectors are in Windsor-Essex.
Here we can see the total active job posting increases and decreases in the different sectors. Various sectors saw an increase in demand in August as compared to July, such as Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (up 29.8%); Accommodation and Food Services (up 29.8%); and Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (up 16.9%).
Sectors seeing a decrease in demand in August as compared to July include Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (down 13.0%); Educational Services (down 12.3%); and Information and Cultural Industries (down 11.1%).
Keywords, Job Type, and Job Duration Interest:
Looking at the keywords users are inputting to search for jobs, the most searched-for term for the month of August was “part time” at 53 searches. Similar searches were performed and add to this number if we include “part time and weekends” (one search), “part time jobs” (two searches), “part time parks” (one search), “part-time” (one search), and “remote part time” (two searches), for a total of 61 searches related to part time work. Along the same lines, “remote” was the fourth-most searched-for term in August at 27 searches, with similar searches for “remote part time” (two searches) and “remote work” (four searches) for a total of 32 searches related to remote work.
We can also see this interest in part time work by looking at the number of users filtering by part time and full time jobs on the Job Board. Of the 921 users filtering by job type, 42.6 (or 392 users) selected full time and 57.4% (or 529 users) selected part time.
And while the part time jobs filter was used more often than the full time jobs filter in August, users are largely looking for permanent work. Of the 190 users who filtered by job duration, 3.2% (or six users) were looking for contract work, 10.0% (or 19 users) were looking for temporary work, and 86.8% (or 165 users) were looking for permanent work.
Looking at job demand, however, the majority of job postings in August were for full-time work, with 80% of job postings being for full-time jobs and 20% for part-time. The majority of job postings, 89%, were for permanent positions.
Top Hiring Employers:
Looking at the companies posting jobs in Windsor-Essex, the above table shows the top 10 hiring companies in the region.
Retail Trade, which is always in-demand in Windsor-Essex, comprises quite a few entries on this table, including Loblaw Companies Limited, Shoppers Drug Mart, and RONA Inc. We can also see that McDonald’s Corporation hiring in Accommodation and Food Services and Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus hiring in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector.
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 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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