OhioMeansJobs releases data about area online job postings

By Patricia Ann Speelman - pspeelman@aimmedianetwork.com

SIDNEY — A total of 16,765 job openings were posted online from April 14 through May 13 for Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties, according to data from The Conference Board.

This was an increase of 52 ads from the previous reporting period. Compared to the same time period a year ago, this reflects a decrease of 2,641 ads.

This report, and reports for other JobsOhio regions, can be found at www.ohiomeansjobs.com.

Ads for jobs paying $50,000-$79,000 comprised 44.9 percent of the ads. Ads for jobs paying$30,000 to $49,000 annually comprised 18.4 percent of those placed. Ads for entry level jobs, paying less than $30,000 were 13.3 percent of the total; those paying $80,000 to $99,000, 11.2 percent; and six-figure jobs, 12.2 percent.

Employers with a local presence among those placing the most ads were Bob Evans Farms Inc., in first place, with 203 ads; Lowe’s, fourth, 180 ads; Crown Equipment Corp., fifth, 151 ads; McDonald’s Corp., 11th, 103 ads; CVS Health, 26th, 55 ads; and Speedway, 34th, 50 ads.

The 10 top occupations that employers sought workers to fill were truck drivers, registered nurses, retail salespersons, retail supervisors, maintenance workers, industrial engineers, production supervisors, customer service representatives, office supervisors and computer user support specialists.

By Patricia Ann Speelman