Postings Down Slightly Last Month on OhioMeansJobs, More Locally

YOUNGSTOWN – Online job postings through OhioMeansJobs decreased between mid-August and mid-September by 2,030 adds.

The number of job ads remains higher than the same period from the previous year by 37,316.

The top occupations with the most advertisements were heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, 17,913; registered nurses, 15,813; first-line supervisors of retail sales workers, 11,005; retail salespersons, 7,008; stock clerks and order fillers, 6,249; software developers, applications, 5,849; and first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers, 5,044.

Across the state, the most jobs, 27.3%, were for upper middle-income jobs, which are those with a salary between $50,000 and $79,000; followed by 26.7% for middle income jobs, $30,000-$49,000; 17.7% for six figure jobs; 16.1% for entry level jobs of less than $30,000; and 12.2% for high income jobs, $80,000 to $99,000.

Most jobs, 42.3%, ask for a GED or high school diploma, while 35.2% required a bachelor’s degree, with 17.1% needing an associate’s level degree, 3% a doctoral degree and 2.4% a master’s degree.

The top skills sought were customer service, supervision, scheduling, operations, nursing, Microsoft Office and organizational skills. A driver’s license and a CDL are the top certifications sought.

Northeastern Ohio job postings on OhioMeansJobs were down more than the state numbers – 3,522 from the previous reporting period. There were 90,930 job openings posted, which is still 5,411 higher than the same time period ending mid-September a year ago.

Jobs with the most advertised openings locally are heavy and tractor-trailer drivers, 5,554; registered nurses, 5,393; first-line supervisors of retail sales workers, 4,305; retail salespersons 2,659; and stock clerks and order fillers, 2,183.

Salaries of Northeastern Ohio jobs advertised were 28.7% middle-income, 27.4% upper middle income, 17.9% entry level, 14.7% six figure and 11.3 high income.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.