Annual Jobs Projections

SUMMARY OF 2017 – 2018 CLUSTER JOB PROJECTION RESULTS

Since 2006, Vermilion Advantage has annually surveyed our workforce cluster members to determine what new and replacement positions they anticipate needed over the succeeding 24 months. This information has given us trends lines of skill needs that have used to work with our education partners in the area to enhance and/or establish curriculum and training initiatives for elementary through adult learning to better prepare our present and future workforce. Following are the results for this year’s survey.  See complete survey results here.

Responding Employers

 
MANUFACTURING CLUSTER LOGISTICS CLUSTER HEALTH CARE CLUSTER TECHNOLOGY/ SERVICE CLUSTER
Arconic AutoZone Carle Physician Group Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL
Automation Int’l Central States Distribution Services  Danville Polyclinic CCMSI
Bunge McLane Midwest Presence United Samaritans Med Center Country Financial 
Danville Metal Stamping Hyster-Yale VA Illiana Health Care System Genpact
DynaChem, Inc. The Sygma Network Vermilion County Health Department Iroquois Federal
EnvirOx     Mcdonalds of Vermilion County
Fiberteq     Walgreens 
FullFill      
KIK Corp.       
Mervis Industries       
Quaker Oats       
Towne Machine & Tool      
Trigard/Greenwood Plastics      
thyssenkrupp Crankshaft      
thyssenkrupp Presta      
Viscofan      
Watchfire Signs       
       
       
       
       
       

Highest Demand Jobs

 
Position Title New position Replacement position Total
Driver-Tractor 106 124 230
Warehouse - Selectors 35 186 221
Machine - CNC Operator 65 111 176
Machine - Production Operator 8 148 156
Food Service Workers 60 82 142
Warehouse - Stocker/Handler 45 36 81
Warehouse - Loaders 20 50 70
Customer Service Representative 12 42 54
Operator - Industrial (Forklift) 2 40 42
Assembler - Production   40 40
Claims Representative 2 34 36
IT Help Desk Technician 29 7 36
Nurse, Registered 1 31 32
Physician 5 17 22
Electronic Technician 3 18 21
Sheet Metal Worker  5 15 20
Supervisor - First Line 1 16 17
Maintenance Technician 1 15 16
Manager - Food 12 3 15
Cleaner/Custodian/Janitor 1 11 12
Mechanic - Industrial Machinery 1 11 12
Engineer - Computer Software 5 5 10
Forge Team Member 5 5 10
Nursing Aide (CNA)   10 10
Supervisor 1 9 10
       
       
TOTAL - TOP 25 JOB CLASSIFICATIONS 425 (94%) 1061 (83%) 1,486 (85%)
Total – All 105 jobs classifications identified 453 (26%) 1,286 (74%) 1,739 (100%)

Educational Requirements of Jobs Identified

% of jobs requiring at least high school and Some post-secondary, certification and/or experience 52%
% of jobs requiring Associates Degree only 21%
% jobs requiring Bachelor Degree only 23%
% of jobs requiring Master Degree or greater 4%
% of jobs requiring and Associates and/or Bachelors    %
% of jobs requiring some level of post-secondary training 100%

Job Classification Groups Representing Greatest Demand

Classification Number of Jobs
Warehouse/Distribution 644
Machine Operators/Machinist   439
Food Services/Dietary 157
Customer Service 90
Nursing (C.N.A. to NP) 46
Engineers (8 disciplines) 36
Supervisors (6 disciplines) 27
  1439 (83% of total jobs identified)

We have four versions of the survey results available as follows:

  1. Complete alphabetical listing of jobs by job title and education required for each
  2. Alphabetical listing with groupings of positions and comparative totals to 2013-2014 survey
  3. Groupings of jobs exclusive to each cluster
  4. Highest demand to lowest demand by position

The Alpha group listing (#2) above can be found on the Vermilion Advantage website at the following location. Also available soon will be our local projections compared to state and national projections for those same high-demand job classifications.

For more information contact Vicki Haugen, President & CEO at 217/442-6201 or email me at vhaugen@vermilionadvantage.com.