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March 2013 Data Released on 04.15.2013March Hiring Activity Frantic as Winejobs.com Index Rises 30%Wineries in March increased their postings for all types of jobs compared to March 2012 as they geared up for the visitor-heavy and production-heavy months of the year ahead. With especially strong growth in hospitality jobs, and accompanying rises in winemaking jobs and sales and marketing jobs, the overall index rose 30% in March and 17% for the year to date.
Winery Job Index » Month 12 Months March 2012 194 30% 146 14% March 2013 253 166
Hospitality Jobs Go Off the Chart for Best Month on Record
The surprisingly high index number of 253 for hospitality jobs literally went off the Winejobs.com chart in March. It boosted the overall index to its highest point since inception in January 2007. Winemaking jobs and sales and marketing jobs also grew at healthy rates of 32% and 10% respectively over last year.