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November 2017 Data  -  Released on December 15, 2017
 
Sales & Marketing Leads Winery Hiring 6% Higher
The Winery Job Index increased 6% in November 2017 to 190. Stronger hiring followed a flat October, when job listings paused as North Coast wineries fought fires. Year-to-date hiring was up 8% versus last year. Sales and marketing led the index higher, rising 78% versus a year ago, while vineyard hiring increased 33%. Other subcategories n the data from Winejobs.com saw activity fall, with direct-to-consumer positions, including tasting room and retail, dropping 29%.
 
 
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
November 2017 190
6%
315
8%
November 2016 179 291
     
 
 

The Winery Job Index rose to 190 in November, up 6% from a year earlier. This was the first month the index rose since August 2017.

 

The winemaking job index fell 8% to 98 in November. Year-to-date hiring rose 16% versus last year, however.

 

Sales and marketing demand strengthened 78% to 233 in November, the strongest growth of any subcategory this month.

 

Demand for direct-to-consumer positions, including tasting room and retail staff, dropped 29% to 183 in November. Year-to-date hiring was consistent with last year, rising 4%.

 

 
 
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