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December 2014 Data Released on 01.15.2015Hiring Activity in 2014 Beat 2013 by 14%2014 was a good year to be looking for a job in the U.S. wine industry, especially for winemakers. The year ended with 12-month growth in hiring activity of 14% compared to 2013, according to Winejobs.com. In December alone the Winery Job Index rose 27% from December 2013, more than making up for a temporary dip in November of 5%. The subcategory of winemaking jobs grew the most.
Winery Job Index » Month 12 Months December 2014 155 27% 229 14% December 2013 122 200
The Winery Job Index in December rose higher than the previous December, finishing the year with 11 months of higher hiring activity than in 2013.
The following indices show a breakout of the Winery Job Index by three subcategories.
Winemaking job activity grew by 27% during 2014 as a whole, and finished the year with 54% growth in November.
Sales and marketing job activity in December was 25% higher than in December 2013, after an 8-month slump.
Hiring activity in direct-to-consumer sales, winery tasting and retail rooms decreased 4% in December compared to December 2013 but increased 25% for the past 12-month period.