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March 2018 Data  -  Released on April 13, 2018
 
Winery Hiring Achieves New Benchmark in March
Winery hiring continued to grow in March, with Winejobs.com's Winery Job Index rising 4% versus a year ago to 497. This was a new benchmark for the index. Finance positions saw the strongest demand (up 131% off a low base), followed by winemaking roles (up 9%) and direct-to-consumer (DtC) positions (up 4%). General administration and sales and marketing positions both saw weaker demand, down 10% and 9%, respectively.
 
 
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
March 2018 497
4%
327
8%
March 2017 476 302
     
 
 

The Winery Job Index was 497 in March, up 4% from a year earlier.

 

The winemaking job index rose 9% to 654 in March, continuing the growth logged in recent months.

 

Demand for sales and marketing positions slipped 9% in March to an index level of 233. This was at or above the index level for all but one of the last 12 months.

 

Direct-to-consumer positions, including tasting room and retail staff, saw demand rise 4% in March, raising the index to a new benchmark of 866.

 

 
 
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