Labour Market Insights
Increased Interest in Skilled Trades Careers: Top Occupations and In-Demand Jobs for Windsor-Essex for July 2022
As the seventh wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Ontario faces many challenges, some of which we see reflected in the data below. From our health care crisis to labour shortages across numerous sectors, although perhaps most notable in the Accommodation and Food Services sector, it is clear that Ontario, and Windsor-Essex, will have to adapt.
July saw 6,369 total active job postings from 1,953 companies for a decrease of 4.8% over the previous month’s 6,682 total active job postings. The Job Board and Job Map received 27,736 interactions from 5,946 users (a user increase of 44.1%).
The top 15 searched-for occupations overall in Windsor-Essex for July 2022 were:
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Overall interest in quite a few occupations saw significant increases this month, including a 50.8% increase in interactions with Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations; a 45.5% increase in interactions with Delivery and Courier Service Drivers; and a 43.6% increase in interactions with Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers.
The top 15 searched-for occupations by men in Windsor-Essex for July 2022 were:
Breaking this down further, interactions by men with Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations increased 158.1% in July as compared to June. Interactions with with Security Guards and Related Security Occupations increased 83.3% over the previous month.
The top 15 searched-for occupations by women in Windsor-Essex for July 2022 were:
Looking at the occupations women were interacting with in the month of July, Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers saw a 124.5% increase over the previous month. There have been several pushes locally to encourage women to get involved in the trades, including Tomorrow’s Trades, WEST’s Women in Skilled Trades, and Build a Dream. Other occupations that saw a significant increase in interactions by women in July as compared to June include Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities (up 78.8%); Light Duty Cleaners (up 70.9%); Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations (up 59.2%); and Administrative Assistants (up 56.5%).
The top 20 in-demand occupations by local employers for June 2022 were:
Hiring by 2-Digit NAICS:
Demand in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector increased 15.7% from 642 job postings in June to 743 job postings in July. This is the highest number of active job postings we’ve seen in the sector since we began tracking this data in October 2019, with the previous record at 674 job postings in May 2022. Careers in this sector will continue to be in-demand. According to a survey from the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario, 47% of the 760+ registered practical nurses who responded said they are considering leaving the profession.
Demand in the Manufacturing sector has been holding steady the past few months, however, there are challenges in this sector for the region. It was announced in mid-July that operations between Stellantis and Syncreon Automotive would be ending, impacting 320 employees. Stellantis is slated to have the jobs insourced at the Windsor Assembly Plant by the end of October. Eligible employees were offered retirement incentives and Stellantis said it would look to place laid off employees in any new full-time positions as they open up. On the other hand, we may see a boom with other projects coming to the region in the next few years, including the EV Battery plant.
As we have hit the tourism season, hiring in Accommodation and Food Services increased 22.9% from 337 job postings in June to 414 in July. Also of note– job postings in Retail Trade are down 14.3% from 865 active job postings in June to 741 active job postings in July, and Arts, Entertainment and Recreation job postings are down 19.3% from 83 in June to 67 in July. This could indicate that, while the season is ramping up, many have already been hired. The Accommodation and Food Services sector has faced a well-publicized labour shortage, helping to explain the increase in job postings.
Hiring by 6-Digit NAICS:
By looking at hiring by 6-Digit NAICS, we can see the more specific types of establishments that are looking for employees.
In the Health Care and Social Assistance sector, hiring for Other Individual and Family Services increased 103.8% from 79 active job postings in June to 161 in July; Nursing Care Facilities increased 11.5% from 87 active job postings in June to 97 in July; and General (Except Paediatric) Hospitals decreased 9.4% from 96 active job postings in June to 87 in July.
In the Manufacturing sector, hiring was down in two of the top three specific establishments– Industrial Mould Manufacturing was down 17.7% from 136 active job postings in June to 112 in July and Automobile and Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Manufacturing was down 12.6% from 95 active job postings in June to 83 in July. Active job postings did increase 7% for Cutlery and Hand Tool Manufacturing, from 57 active job postings in June to 61 in July.
The Accommodation and Food Services sector saw a 44.3% increase in Limited-Service Eating Places from 113 active job postings in June to 163 in July, but a decrease of 2.6% from 152 active job postings in June to 148 in July. The Retail Trade sector also saw a couple decreases– Supermarkets and Other Grocery (Except Convenience) Stores decreased 5.7% from 141 active job postings in June to 133 in July and Pharmacies and Drug Stores decreased 15.2% from 79 active job postings in June to 67 in July; but All Other Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores saw an increase of 5.1% from 79 active job postings in June to 83 in July.
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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