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May 2016 Data Released on 06.15.2016Winery Jobs Return to Growth Mode in MayWinery hiring activity got back into positive numbers in May, as the Winery Job Index rose 6% compared to May 2015, according to Winejobs.com. Hospitality job postings in May grew 30% from last May, and helped turn around April's negative growth. Sales and marketing jobs also grew in double digits while winemaker jobs were slightly negative in growth.
Winery Job Index » Month 12 Months May 2016 373 6% 276 9% May 2015 351 253
The Winery Job Index in May beat last May by 6%, making the third positive growth month this year.
Job postings for winemakers, enologists, cellar, lab and production positions fell 1% short of last May's total.
Winery hiring activity for sales and marketing jobs increased 12% in May, making the fourth month in a row of growth.
Hospitality job activity went up by 30% in May from a year ago, due in part to unusually slow activity in May 2015.