Labour Market Insights
Multiple Jobholders: Top Occupations and In-Demand Jobs for Windsor-Essex for September 2023
This month, we’re taking a further look into the interests and demands for part time work, what languages are in demand by employers in the region, and which occupations saw the most significant increases in searches and demand.
In September, there were 5,325 total active job postings from 1,765 companies for a decrease of 5% from the previous month’s 5,615 total active job postings. We also saw a 14% decrease in new job postings in September over August, with 2,806 new jobs posted in the month of September. The Job Board received 25,039 job post clicks, up 7% from the previous month.
The top 15 searched-for occupations overall in Windsor-Essex for September 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 September, Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks and Order Fillers saw a significant increase in interactions over the previous month (up 353.4% in September as compared to August). Other occupations that saw a significant increase in interactions in September, as compared to August, include Light Duty Cleaners (up 21.8%), Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers (up 21.5%), Material Handlers (up 11.4%), and Retail Salespersons (up 10.3%).
Occupations that saw a significant decrease in interactions in September, as compared to August, include Transport Truck Drivers (down 42.2%); Administrative Assistants (down 26.6%); Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations (down 24.3%); Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities (down 23.0%); and Other Customer and Information Services Representatives (down 21.2%).
The top 20 in-demand occupations by local employers for September 2023 were:
Notable in the top 20 in-demand occupations by local employers for September 2023 was a significant increase in job postings for Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks and Order Fillers, up 188.2% in September as compared to August. This aligns with the increase in interactions for the occupation as noted above. Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks and Order Fillers pack customers’ purchases, price items, stock shelves with merchandise, and fill mail and telephone orders. They are employed in retail establishments, such as grocery, hardware, and department stores, and in warehouses. Regional employers for Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks and Order Fillers include Loblaw Companies Limited, Walmart, Sobeys, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.
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.
This month, the Retail Trade sector was the top hiring sector for the region, up 3.7% as compared to August. This overtook Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services (which includes employment agencies) as the top spot from the previous month, although Retail Trade is typically the first- or second-most in-demand sector for Windsor-Essex.
The increase in job postings in Retail Trade is supported by the demand for Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks and Order Fillers, as well as Retail Salespersons– typically the most in-demand occupation in Windsor-Essex. And while the number of job postings for Retail Salespersons were down 28.9% in September as compared to August, it is still the most in-demand occupation for the region.
Job Type and Job Duration Interest:
In the August 2023 Labour Force Survey findings, Statistics Canada reported that, nationally, approximately one million people (5.4% of those employed), held multiple jobs. Further, 34.9% of multiple jobholders noted that they held multiple jobs to pay for essential needs. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 20.6% of those holding multiple jobs did so to pay for essential needs. Recent immigrants (those admitted to Canada less than 10 years ago) who work multiple jobs were more likely than Canadian-born multiple jobholders to work multiple jobs to pay for essential needs (50.8% of recent immigrant multiple jobholders as compared to 29.8% of Canadian-born multiple jobholders).
As compared to August, September saw an increase in interactions for those looking for part time work. Of the 1,191 users filtering the Job Board by job type, 69.2% (or 824 users) selected part time (up from 57.4% in August). Still, many were filtering for permanent work as well (71.2% or 126 users).
Of the jobs listed on the Job Board for September, the majority were for full time positions (80%) rather than part time positions; however, the majority of jobs posted were permanent (88.8%) as compared to contract or temporary positions.
Searched-For and In-Demand Languages:
Of those searching the Job Board for languages, Spanish, Arabic, French, and Hindi were the most searched-for languages in September. Users also searched for Bilingual jobs.
Comparing this to what employers are looking for in terms of languages, the two lists are fairly consistent, with the addition of Mandarin to the list of what employers are looking for.
Top Hiring Employers:
Looking at the companies posting jobs in Windsor-Essex, the below table shows the top 10 hiring companies in the region.
Many of the listed employers, such as Loblaw Companies Limited, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Walmart, would hire Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks and Order Fillers, so we can see specifically here where some of the demand for the occupation is coming from for September. Paladin Security Group Ltd. also made the list, and although, as we see in the top 20 in-demand occupations by local employers for September 2023 table, job postings for Security Guards and Related Security Service Occupations were down 9.0%, but it is still a very much in-demand occupation for Windsor-Essex.
As of October 1, 2023, Ontario’s minimum wage increased $1.05 to $16.55 an hour. Regionally, this is 9.7% below the Living Wage of $18.15 per hour. We will continue to monitor this and see if there is a difference in activity in the Job Board in terms of part time work preferences, as well as if Statistics Canada provides follow-up data on those holding multiple jobs to pay for essential needs.
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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