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January 2017 Data Released on 02.15.2017
 
Strong Hiring Activity Kicks Off 2017
Hiring activity stepped up in January 2017, according to winejobs.com, rising 13% versus January 2016. Winemaking and direct-to-consumer, retail and tasting room positions drove the strong showing.
 
 
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
January 2017 280
13%
291
8%
January 2016 247 269
     
 
 


The Winery Job Index rose 13% in January 2017 to 280, up from 247 in January 2016. The month posted its best showing in a decade, contrasting with the index’s decline in January 2016 versus January 2015.

 


The winemaking job index surged 27% in January 2017 versus January 2016, hitting 202. This was the second strongest January in five years, second only to January 2014.

 


Sales and marketing hiring remained lackluster in January 2017, rising just 5% from January 2016. Still, at 237, the index was on par with the peak of 238 posted in January 2015.

 


Direct-to-consumer hiring rose 22% in January 2017 versus January 2016, steady with the previous month’s growth. At 423, the index was more than four times stronger than in January 2007.

 

 
 
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