Labour Market Insights
Careers in Accommodation and Food Services: Top Occupations and In-Demand Jobs for Windsor-Essex for June 2022
As the summer arrived in June 2022, we can see employers in some sectors preparing to accommodate increased activity as well as grapple with the changes COVID has had on their business, employees, and customers. This month, we’re taking a look at some of the more in-demand occupations as we head into the end of the regular school year and the beginning of summer vacation season. Keeping in mind that with well-publicized travel barriers, delays, and cancelled flights worldwide, many people may be embarking on a staycation and spending their time and money locally.
June saw 6,682 total active job postings from 2,082 companies for a decrease of 1.9% over the previous month’s 6,819 total active job postings. The Job Board and Job Map received 21,381 interactions from 4,127 users (a user decrease of 17.8% from the previous month).
The top 15 searched-for occupations overall in Windsor-Essex for June 2022 were:
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Overall interactions with Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Support Occupations increased 44.1% over the previous month and interactions with Cooks increased 15.1%. We also saw significant increases in interactions with Social and Community Service Workers (up 37.6%), Other Customer and Information Services Representatives (up 27.2%), and Material Handlers (up 12.9%).
The top 15 searched-for occupations by men in Windsor-Essex for June 2022 were:
The top 15 searched-for occupations by women in Windsor-Essex for June 2022 were:
While interactions with Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Support Occupations increased in men and women during the month of June (25.5% and 25.7%, respectively), it is the interactions by women with Food Service Supervisors occupations that saw the most significant increase over the previous month (up 229.6%).
The top 20 in-demand occupations by local employers for June 2022 were:
After seeing a decrease in demand the previous month, job postings for Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Support Occupations increased 25.2% from 127 job postings in May to 159 job postings in June. Cooks did see a 4.7% decrease, however. Food Service Supervisors saw a 140% increase from 40 job postings in May to 96 job postings in June. Food Service Supervisors supervise, direct, and coordinate the activities of workers who prepare, portion, and serve food and are employed by hospitals and other healthcare establishments, cafeterias, catering companies, and other food service establishments.
The increase in demand and in interest with these occupations could be due to the time of the year, with schools out, summer vacations starting, and tourism increasing, food establishments are gearing up to match customer demand. As we saw earlier, the interest with Food Service Supervisors occupations for women could indicate more of a desire for jobseekers to look for higher paying and more secure positions within the sector.
Hiring by 6-Digit NAICS:
Looking at hiring by 6-digit NAICS, we can drill down on the types of companies hiring in each sector. We saw Food Service Supervisors climbing in demand this month and they would be employed by Full-service Restaurants (down 6.2% from 162 job postings in May to 152 job postings in June) and Limited-service Eating Places (up 2.7% from 110 job postings in May to 113 job postings in June). From the definition of Food Service Supervisors, they are also hired in health care settings and in catering. Hiring in General (Except Paediatric) Hospitals and Nursing Care Facilities are little changed in June from May (up 1.1% and up 2.4%, respectively).
Hiring by 2-Digit NAICS:
Looking at hiring by 2-digit NAICS, we can see that job postings in some of the sectors decreased over the previous month, but are holding relatively steady.
For instance, as the sectors prepare for the summer and an anticipated increase in customers, as well as to cover staff shortages and vacations, job postings for Accommodation and Food Services has decreased 5.1% over the previous month (355 job postings in May as compared to 337 job postings in June), but is on par with hiring in the sector for the previous year (a decrease of 0.3% from 338 job postings in June 2021) and increased 126.2% from the number of job postings in June 2020 (149 job postings).
The Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector tells a similar story, with a decrease in job postings in June as compared to the previous month (83 job postings in June versus 96 in May for a decrease of 15.7%), however June’s job postings in this sector were 29.7% higher than June 2021 (64 job postings) and 260.9% higher than June 2020 (23 job postings).
The Construction sector remains steady as well, unchanged from the previous month with 246 job postings in both May and June. This is up 8.4% from 227 job postings in June 2021 and up 39% from 177 job postings in June 2020. As the summer arrives, many people may be looking to start or complete renovation projects, in addition to the larger scale projects occurring throughout the city.
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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