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August 2014 Data Released on 09.15.2014August Winery Hiring Increases 12% From a Year AgoWinery hiring activity in August grew 12% from August 2013, according to the wine industry's leading online job site, winejobs.com. The Winery Job Index also grew 19% during the most recent 12-month period compared to a year earlier. The index decreased from July, however, conforming to the normal seasonal slowdown.
Winery Job Index » Month 12 Months August 2014 218 12% 224 19% August 2013 194 189
The following indices show a break out of the Winery Job Index by three sub categories.
Hiring activity in August for winemaking jobs grew sharply from August 2013, even as an earlier than usual harvest began. With 24% higher numbers than a year ago, the August index point still reflected much slower hiring than July of this year. A typical winery had already made most hiring decisions for the harvest.
Hospitality job hiring activity rose even faster than winemaking job hiring activity in August. The Hospitality Job Index increased 25% compared to a year ago.
The Sales and Marketing Job Index in August dropped to its lowest point of the year so far and showed 32% less hiring activity than August 2013.