Job Openings Expanding in the State and Region – There are now more job opportunities than at any time in the previous four years.
The number of jobs listed was up 836 from the previous month’s report and up 60,510 from the same time last year.
Upper middle-income positions ($50,000 to $79,000) account for 27.2% of opportunities statewide, closely followed by middle-income employment ($30,000 to $49,000). 15.9% of job posts are for entry-level positions paying under $30,000, 12.3% are for jobs paying between $80,000 and $99,999, and 17% are for positions paying over $100,000.
With 5,079 positions statewide, Amazon is the leading employer in need of staff. Numerous hospitals and health care organisations, including University Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, Akron Children’s Hospital, ProMedica Senior Care, and the Aultman Health Foundation, rank among the top 10 employers in the region.
Similar increases in job postings were observed in Northeastern Ohio compared to the state as a whole, with 104,946 positions being advertised in the month ending November 13. That represented an increase of 19,644 advertising from a year ago and 4,234 ads from the prior quarter.
Locally, registered nurses made up 7,930 of the top jobs in the region, followed by heavy and tractor trailer truck drivers (5,589), first-line supervisors or retail sales workers (4,499), retail salespeople (2,949), stock clerks and order fillers (2,676), and light truck or delivery services drivers (2,332).
A GED or high school diploma is the only educational need for the majority of area job postings (46.2%), followed by a bachelor’s degree (30.6%).
On a national level, the quits rate—the proportion of people quitting their jobs—was similarly largely steady. While Illinois and Kentucky saw over 10,000 fewer quitters in October than in September, Florida, Virginia, and Alabama saw over 10,000 more quitters.
The percentage of forced separations from the workforce that are the result of employer-initiated layoffs and discharges was basically unchanged nationwide. Seasonal employee terminations, downsizing, and terminations for good reason are a few examples of involuntary separations that might occur. The highest rates of layoffs and discharges occurred in Tennessee, Alaska, Idaho, and Nevada, while rates fell in Ohio, Florida, and New York. While 20,000 fewer people were forced to leave their jobs in Ohio than the previous month, over 10,000 more people were forced to leave their jobs involuntarily in Tennessee and Georgia.