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March 2017 Data Released on 04.13.2017Hiring Activity Strengthens 11% in MarchWinery hiring activity rose 11% in March 2017, according to winejobs.com. The Winery Job Index stood at 420, one point off last summer's peak of 421. Significant demand for winemaking and vineyard workers offset lower demand in all categories except administration.
Winery Job Index » Month 12 Months March 2017 420 11% 294 7% March 2016 379 275
The Winery Job Index rose 11% in March 2017 versus March 2016, reaching 420. This was one point off the peak of 421 recorded in June 2016.
The winemaking job index hit 546 in March 2017, up 37% from March 2016. This contrasted with the 5% decline posted last year, and in line with spring growth trends since the recession.
A scant decline in sales and marketing hiring pushed the index down 1% in March 2017 versus a year earlier. However, at 221, the index remained above levels recorded over the past decade.
Direct-to-consumer hiring declined marginally in March 2017 versus a year earlier, dropping 2% to 746. Hiring activity strengthened from previous months, however, consistent with seasonal trends.