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June 2018 Data  -  Released on July 13, 2018
 
Hiring Activity Remains Strong Despite 3% Drop
Winejobs.com's Winery Job Index slipped 3% in June to 440, but nevertheless remained robust. Hiring activity in the latest 12 months increased 6%, accelerating to 8% in the first six months of 2018. The strongest growth in June was for finance positions, up 92% from a year ago, while demand for vineyard and winemaking positions fell 16% and 10%, respectively. Demand rose 4% for sales and marketing roles and 3% for general administrative staff.
 
 
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
June 2018 440
-4%
333
6%
June 2017 456 313
     
 
 

The Winery Job Index was 440 in June, down 3% from a year earlier.

 

Demand for winemaking positions fell 10% in June to an index level of 626, but demand in the first six months of the year was up 12% from a year ago.

 

Demand for sales and marketing positions increased 4% in June, slightly ahead of the 3% increase logged in the first half of the year. The subcategory index stood at 219.

 

Direct-to-consumer positions, including tasting room and retail staff, saw demand fall 3% in June. The index reading of 703 was the highest of any subcategory, however. Demand in the first six months of 2018 was 11% higher than a year ago.

 

 
 
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