Annual Jobs Projections

SUMMARY OF 2016 – 2017 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
Alcoa AutoZone Carle Physician Group Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL
Automation Int’l Central States Distribution Services  Danville Polyclinic CCMSI
Danville Metal Stamping McLane Midwest Presence United Samaritans Med Center Danville, City of
DynaChem, Inc. Hyster-Yale VA Illiana Health Care System Genpact
EnvirOx The Sygma Network Vermilion County Health Department First Midwest 
Fiberteq     Mcdonalds of Vermilion County
IBEW     Walgreens 
KIK Corp.      
Mervis Industries       
Quaker Oats       
Towne Machine & Tool      
Trigard/Greenwood Plastics      
thyssenkrupp Crankshaft      
thyssenkrupp Presta       
Watchfire Signs       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Highest Demand Jobs

 
Position Title New position Replacement position Total
Warehouse - Selectors 25 134 159
Food Service Workers 60 85 145
Machine - CNC Operator 23 91 114
Driver - Tractor 12 59 71
Customer Service Representative  35 31 66
Warehouse - Shipping 1 59 60
Warehouse - Stocker/Handler 26 33 59
Warehouse - Loader 0 57 57
Assembler - Production 10 20 30
Nurse, Registered  1 27 28
Maintenance Technician 6 21 27
Electronic Technician 10 16 26
IT Help Desk 10 11 21
Supervisor - First Line 5 14 19
Service Engineer - Technician 5 13 18
Sheet Metal Worker  7 11 18
Machine - Production Operator 2 15 17
Cleaner/Custodian/Janitor 0 16 16
Engineer - Electrical 5 10 15
Manager - Food  12 3 15
Physician 2 12 14
Operator - Industrial (Forklift) 2 11 13
Production - Team Leader 2 10 12
Welder/Combination Welder 6 6 12
General Laborer 0 11 11
Accountant/Auditor 2 9 11
Secretary 0 10 10
Nurse Practioner 2 8 10
Engineer 4 6 10
Certified Medical Assistant - CMA 5 5 10
TOTAL - TOP 30 JOB CLASSIFICATIONS 280 (20%) 814 (59%) 1,094 (79%)
Total – All 129 jobs classifications identified 339 (24%) 1,051 (76%) 1,390 (100%)

Educational Requirements of Jobs Identified

% of jobs requiring at least high school and Some post-secondary, certification and/or experience 55%
% of jobs requiring Associates Degree only 20%
% jobs requiring Bachelor Degree only 12%
% of jobs requiring Master Degree or greater 13%
% of jobs requiring and Associates and/or Bachelors 11%
% of jobs requiring some level of post-secondary training 100%

Job Classification Groups Representing Greatest Demand

Classification Number of Jobs
Warehouse Workers 406
Machine Operators/Machinist 152
Food Services/Dietary 145
Customer Service 66
Nursing (C.N.A. to NP) 65
Supervisors (6 disciplines) 31
Engineers (8 disciplines) 25
  890 (64% 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.