Labour Market Insights
Local Employers and Growing Sectors: Top Occupations and In-Demand Jobs for Windsor-Essex for June 2023
This month, we are excited to use our freshly-launched Labour Market Insights Report to look at the job search and job demand data for June 2023. This new report showcases the same data as we used before, but with user interface improvements and interactive and customizable functions. Please note that results are subject to data collection and curation, which is ongoing. Check out the Labour Market Insights Report for yourself and send any feedback to email@example.com.
In June, there were 5,802 total active job postings from 1,934 companies for a decrease of 8.4% from the previous month’s 6,336 total active job postings. This is also down 13.8% from 6,732 total active job postings from the same time last year. June 2023 did see a 3% increase in new job postings this month over the previous month (with 3,340 new jobs posted in the month of June 2023, although this is down 18.6% from 4,104 new job postings from June 2022). The Job Board and Job Map received 32,511 interactions, with 23,645 job post clicks (down 2% from the previous month).
The top 15 searched-for occupations overall in Windsor-Essex for June 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.
Occupations that saw a significant increase in interactions in June as compared to May include Delivery and Courier Service Drivers (up 26.0%), Labourers in Food and Beverage Processing (up 12.2%), and Material Handlers (up 9.3%).
Occupations that saw a significant decrease in interactions in June as compared to May include Administrative Officers (down 37.7%); Light Duty Cleaners (down 29.4%); Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents (down 29.0%); Administrative Assistants (down 27.8%); and Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers (down 18.9%).
The top 20 in-demand occupations by local employers for June 2023 were:
Looking at the in-demand occupations in Windsor-Essex based on job postings, we saw a significant increase in hiring for the following occupations in June as compared to May: Delivery and Courier Service Drivers (up 46.2%), Administrative Officers (up 8.6%), and Material Handlers (up 8.1%).
Occupations that saw a significant decrease in hiring in June as compared to May include Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (down 33.3%); Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers (down 17.1%); Security Guards and Related Security Service Occupations (down 13.6%); Transport Truck Drivers (down 13.4%); and Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities (down 11.0%).
It is interesting to note that the search and demand for the top three most searched-for overall and most in-demand occupations are aligned, as two of the three (Delivery and Courier Service Drivers and Material Handlers) appear on both lists. Additionally, Retail Salepersons also tops both the top searched-for overall and most in-demand lists for June, although searches did decline 11.6% and postings declined 10.7% in June as compared to May. Despite the declines, Retail Salespersons remains the most in-demand occupation in the region.
Seeing that these occupations are receiving more attention in Windsor-Essex, let’s break them down a little:
Retail Salespersons sell, rent, or lease a range of technical and non-technical goods and services directly to consumers. They are employed by stores and other retail businesses, as well as wholesale businesses that sell on a retail basis to the public. Regional employers that employ Retail Salespersons include Loblaw Companies Limited, TJX Canada, Lowe’s Canada, Walmart Canada, and RONA Inc.
Delivery and Courier Service Drivers drive automobiles, vans, and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products. They are employed by dairies, drug stores, newspaper distributors, take-out food establishments, dry cleaners, mobile caterers, courier and messenger service companies, and many other establishments, or they may be self-employed. Regional employers that employ Delivery and Courier Service Drivers include Doordash, Cintas Corporation, Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix, UPS Canada, and Skip the Dishes.
Material Handlers handle, move, load, and unload materials by hand or using a variety of material handling equipment. They are employed by transportation, storage, and moving companies, and by a variety of manufacturing and processing companies and retail and wholesale warehouses. Regional employers that employ Material Handlers include UPS Canada, Mastronardi Produce Limited, Mucci Farms Ltd., RONA Inc., and Tepperman’s
What’s Trending in June 2023?:
Jobseekers can look at the various trends in the Job Demand report to make informed career decisions. Here we can see some of the sectors that have either been growing or declining in the Windsor-Essex region over the past year. It is important to keep in mind, however, that just because a sector has seen growth or decline in the past 12 months, it does not mean that it is less in-demand overall.
The top three growing sectors, based on the number of job postings over the past 12 months, are Health Care and Social Assistance (up 12%), Accommodation and Food Services (up 6%), and Other Services (Except Public Administration) (up 3%).
While the first two sectors listed are self-explanatory, you may be wondering what the third is. Other Services (Except Public Administration) includes establishments that are not classified to any other sector, primarily engaged in repairing, or performing general or routine maintenance, on motor vehicles, machinery, equipment, and other products to ensure that they work efficiently; providing personal care services, funeral services, laundry services, and other services to individuals, such as pet care services and photo finishing services; organizing and promoting religious activities; supporting various causes through grant-making, advocating (promoting) various social and political causes, and promoting and defending the interests of their members. Private households are also included in this sector.
The top declining sectors, based on the number of job postings over the past 12 months, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (down 24%); Information and Cultural Industries (down 20%); Transportation and Warehousing (down 19%); Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services (which includes employment agencies) (down 18%); and Finance and Insurance (down 17%).
Hiring by 2-Digit NAICS:
In looking at Hiring by 2-Digit NAICS, we can see how in-demand sectors are in Windsor-Essex.
Please note that job postings may be double-counted to less specific NAICS categories if they are posted by an employer belonging to more than one 6-Digit NAICS classification. This accounts for roughly 5% of all employers and roughly 11% of all the job postings.
Here we can see increases in demand in certain key sectors. For instance, although job postings for Retail Salepersons are down this month, the Retail Trade sector as a whole is experiencing a higher demand, up 25.8% in June as compared to May. Also up, as noted above, is the Health Care and Social Assistance sector (an increase of 13.4% in June as compared to May), which we can see instances of in the Top Hiring Employers table below, as well. Demand for the Transportation and Warehousing sector is up 45.2% in June as compared to May, which we see reflected in the increase in demand for Delivery and Courier Service Drivers and Material Handlers.
Top Hiring Employers:
Looking at the companies posting jobs in Windsor-Essex, the above table shows the top 10 hiring companies in the region. We can see where certain sectors are hiring, with Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus having the highest number of active job postings in the region. Combined with Chartwell Retirement Residences and Victorian Order of Nurses / VON Canada, we can see a few specific instances that explain the increase in demand 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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