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December 2015 Data Released on 01.14.2016Winery Hiring Activity Increases 19% in 2015The Winery Job Index final numbers for 2015 confirmed that it was a growth year for winery hiring. Postings on Winejobs.com were up 19% compared to 2014. Across all categories, it was steady growth for most of the year, with a slight drop in the number of postings in December compared to an unusually active month of December 2014.
Winery Job Index » Month 12 Months December 2015 139 -10% 272 19% December 2014 155 229
December was the only month of 2015 when the Winery Job Index dipped below the same month of 2014, and that was primarily due to a dramatic one-month rise in December 2014.
Winemaking positions increased 11% in 2015 over 2014 numbers, though December 2015 postings were down 41% from December 2014.
Postings for open direct-to-consumer, tasting room and retail positions ended the year on a high note, up 33% in December 2015 from December 2014.
Sales and marketing positions led the way in growth, up 22% for the year. Open positions peaked in November.