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August 2017 Data  -  Released on September 15, 2017
 
Winemaking Positions Bolster Winery Hiring in August
Winery hiring was flat in August 2017, Winejobs.com reported, with the Winery Jobs Index reading 277 versus 279 in August 2016. This was the third straight month that numbers were largely unchanged from a year earlier, and the weakest August since 2009. Demand for winemaking positions was up 17% versus August 2016, but all other job categories posted declines, led by weaker demand for sales and marketing positions (down 10%), general administrative staff and vineyard labor (both down 9%).
 
 
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
August 2017 277
-1%
294
4%
August 2016 279 284
     
 
 

August 2017 saw the Winery Job Index fall 1% versus a year earlier to 277. This was the first monthly decline since April, and on par with January’s index reading of 276.

 

The winemaking job index increased to 285 in August 2017, up 17% from August 2016.

 

Demand for sales and marketing staff fell 10% in August 2017 from a year earlier, contributing to the weakest August in three years.

 

Demand for direct-to-consumer positions, including tasting room and retail staff, fell 3% in August 2017 versus a year ago. The monthly index stood at 529.

 

 
 
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