Labour Market Insights

Highlighted Sectors and Language Demand by Job: Top Occupations and In-Demand Jobs for Windsor-Essex for December 2022

November saw elevated cases of respiratory viruses impacting employee absences nationally. As people head indoors with less ventilation, this could further impact cases and employee absences going into January as people return home from holidays and children return to school.

December saw 5,604 total active job postings from 2,442 companies for a decrease of 8.9% over the previous month’s 6,154 total active job postings. The Job Board and Job Map received 22,531 interactions from 5,194 users (a user decrease of 2.9% over the previous month).

Historically, job postings decrease in December as employers hiring to cover for the holiday season have already done so throughout October and November and those employees are largely in place by December. Additionally, employers typically hold off on hiring further long-term employees until after the holiday season concludes, as to better facilitate their own interviewing and onboarding processes.

The top 15 searched-for occupations overall in Windsor-Essex for December 2022 were:

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To learn more about the occupations listed in these tables, visit the Career Library.

Overall interest in occupations in the Transportation and Warehousing sector increased significantly in December as compared to November. Interactions with job postings for Material Handlers was up 33.2% and Transport Truck Drivers was up 18.3%. This increase was largely seen in men, as demonstrated in the tables below (interactions with Transport Truck Drivers was up 103.2% and Material Handlers up 100% in men in December as compared to November), but we did see a 4.7% increase in interactions with Material Handlers from women in December as compared to November.

The top 15 searched-for occupations by men in Windsor-Essex for December 2022 were:

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The top 15 searched-for occupations by women in Windsor-Essex for December 2022 were:

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The top 20 in-demand occupations by local employers for December 2022 were:

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Interestingly, despite the increase in interest, total active job postings for both Transport Truck Drivers and Material Handlers were down in December as compared to November (down 9.2% and 8.5%, respectively).

Occupations seeing a significant increase in total active job postings over the previous month are concentrated in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector and include Licensed Practical Nurses (up 29.8% in December as compared to November); Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations (up 15.6% in December as compared to November); and Registered Nurses and Psychiatric Nurses (up 2.1% in December as compared to November).

Hiring by 2-Digit NAICS:

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While job postings for some Health Care and Social Assistance sector occupations increased, we did see an overall decrease in job postings for the sector this month, down 4.8% from 755 total active job postings in November to 719 total active job postings in December.

As noted above, while interest in occupations in the Transportation and Warehousing sector increased in December, we can see here that the total active job postings themselves did not significantly increase (up 0.9% from 225 in November to 227 in December).

The local Manufacturing sector has seen a steady decline in job postings since August 2022, although the numbers are on par with December 2021. Supply challenges have plagued Stellantis’ Windsor Assembly Plant as well as the Ford Annex Engine Plant, with Windsor Assembly being down a total of 18 weeks in 2022. Both plants, however, have received good news recently, with Windsor Assembly’s second shift saved and Ford adding a third shift. These developments should also positively impact feeder plants and we may soon see increases in job postings. In Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey results for November 2022, employment in Manufacturing in the Windsor CMA was up 6.5% from 33,700 jobs in October to 35,900 in November– this is also an increase of 5% from 34,200 jobs in November 2021, but a decrease of 11.1% from 40,400 jobs in November 2020.

Hiring by 6-Digit NAICS:

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Looking further into the types of establishments hiring in the sectors mentioned above, we see that the top type of company hiring in the Transportation and Warehousing sector is General Freight Trucking, Long Distance, Less Than Truck-Load, with 77 total active job postings in December– unchanged from the previous month.

We see the top Health Care and Social Assistance sector employers are comprised of General (Except Paediatric) Hospitals (down 4.3% from 139 total active job postings in November to 133 total active job postings in December), Nursing Care Facilities (up 12% from 92 total active job postings in November to 103 total active job postings in December), Other Individual and Family Services (down 26.9% from 108 total active job postings in November to 79 total active job postings in December), Community Care Facilities for the Elderly (down 3.4% from 59 total active job postings in November to 57 total active job postings in December), and Home Health Care Services (up 8.5% from 47 total active job postings in November to 51 total active job postings in December).

In Manufacturing, the top types of hiring employers include Automobile and Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (up 14.9% from 67 total active job postings in November to 77 total active job postings in December) and Industrial Mould Manufacturing (down 3.9% from 78 total active job postings in November to 75 total active job postings in December).

Language Demand by Job

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In total, 504 of the 5,604 (or 9%) total active job postings for December are recruiting for language skills. Breaking this down by jobs, the above table includes the top 20 occupations seeking language skills in Windsor-Essex in December.

Largely, employers in the Health Care and Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance and Insurance sectors are seeking employees with language skills. If you are interested in these sectors, adding a language skill or perhaps leveraging existing language skills on your resume can help give you a competitive edge.

 


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.

Questions? Please contact: info@workforcewindsoressex.com.