Labour Market Insights
Part Time and Student Job Search and Demand for November 2019
An increase in interactions of those interested in part time work on the Jobs Board has been noted over the past few months. On the Jobs Board, of those filtering by Job Type in November 2019, 249 (57%) of interactions were interested in part time work, 164 (37.5%) were interested in fulltime work, and 24 (5.5%) filtered by All Job Types.
Looking back to the previous three months, 54% of interactions filtered by part time versus 38.7% for fulltime in October 2019, 50.7% of interactions filtered by part time versus 43.7% for fulltime in September 2019, and 49.8% of interactions filtered by part time versus 44.8% for fulltime in August 2019.
Of the 3,432 job postings that were active on the Jobs Board in November 2019, 2,924 were fulltime positions. Of those 2,924 postings, 2,592 were fulltime permanent, 86 were fulltime temporary, and 246 were fulltime contract.
A total of 508 active jobs were listed as part time. Of those 508 postings, 441 were part time permanent, 33 were part time temporary, and 34 were part time contract.
In November 2019, there were seven searches for the term “fulltime” on the Jobs Board, of which two instances were male (one between the ages of 15-24 and one between the ages of 25-34), four were female (three between the ages of 15-24 and one between the ages of 25-34), and one instance that declined to disclose their information.
There were two searches for the term “seasonal” on the Jobs Board, both of which were male (one between the ages of 15-24 and one between the ages of 25-34).
There were four searches for the term “student” on the Jobs Board, three of which were male (one between the ages of 15-24, one between the ages of 25-34, and one between the ages of 35-54) and one instance that declined to disclose their information.
There were 20 searches for the term “part time” on the Jobs Board, 12 of which were male (one under the age of 15, six between the ages of 15-24, four between the ages of 25-34, and one unknown), seven were female (five between the ages of 15-24 and two between the ages of 25-34), and one instance that declined to disclose their information.
The top five skill types being recruited for in part time work in Windsor-Essex for November 2019 were Sales and service occupations (240 postings, 47.5%), Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services (92 postings, 18.2%), Business, finance and administration occupations (55 postings, 10.9%), Trades, transport and equipment operators and related fields (43 postings, 8.5%), and Health occupations (29 postings, 5.7%).
The top five part time occupations identified as being in-demand in Windsor-Essex for November 2019 were Retail salesperson (60 postings), Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations (35 postings), Cooks (27 postings), Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations (21 postings), and Food and beverage servers (17 postings).
Potentially contributing to the rise in interest for part time work could be the increase in International Students in Windsor-Essex. St. Clair College currently has 4,188 International Students enrolled and the University of Windsor has an estimated 3,734 International Students enrolled, for an approximate total of nearly 8,000 International Students in post-secondary education in the Windsor-Essex region. This uptick in International Students could account for the demand for part time work in the region, as most International Students in Canada are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week.
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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.
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.
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