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October 2015 Data Released on 11.13.2015Winery Hiring Stays Up as 2015 Harvest EndsThe Winery Job Index in October reached its highest monthly growth rate since April, rising 29% from last October. The 12-month growth rate in winery hiring activity inched up 1 point to 20% as the harvest season came to a close. Hiring growth in administration and finance contributed to the October rise.
Winery Job Index » Month 12 Months October 2015 179 29% 271 20% October 2014 139 226
The following indices show a breakout of the Winery Job Index by three subcategories.
Winemaking job activity rose by 10% over last October, after dipping temporarily in September.
Wineries seemed to be saying that direct sales will continue into the winter months as they looked for new people for DtC, hospitality and retail jobs at an 18% higher rate than last October.
After huge percentage increases in August and September, hiring activity for sales and marketing jobs grew by 9% in October vs. October 2014.