Annual Jobs Projections

SUMMARY OF 2019 – 2020 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 EDUCATION CLUSTER
Arconic AutoZone Carle Physician Group Genpact Armstrong High School
Automation Int’l Dawson Logistics  Christie Clinic Iroquois Federal 

Georgetown-Ridge Farm

Danville Metal Stamping McLane Midwest OSF HealthCare   Westville 
DynaChem, Inc.  The Sygma Network VA Illiana Health Care System    
EnvirOx   Vermilion County Health Dept.    
Fiberteq        
Flex-N-Gate        
IBEW        
KIK Corp.         
Leatherneck         
Masterguard         
Mervis Industries         
Quaker Oats         
Silgan         
Towne Machine & Tool        
thyssenkrupp Crankshaft         
thyssenkrupp Presta         
Tridan        
Trigard        
Watchfire Signs         
         

Highest Demand Jobs

 
Position Title New position Replacement position Total
Warehouse - Selectors   44 432 476
Warehouse - Stocker/Handler   20 352 372
Warehouse - Order Fillers     2 300 302
General Laborer   54 177 231
Assembler - Production   55 142 197
Driver - Tractor Trailer or Heavy Truck   31   99 130
Machine - CNC Operators & Tenders    129 129
Operator - Industrial Truck & Tractor (Forklift)   10   67   77
Customer Service Representative   19   47   66
Nurse - Registered (RN)   11   43   54
Maintenance - Repairers/Technician     3   29   32
Machinist   24     7.5    31.5
Inspector     29   29
Machine - Operators & Tenders   10   16   26
Material Handler/Loader      22   22
Cleaner/Custodian (includes maids & housekeeping cleaners)    4   17.5   21.5
Electrical Controls Technician    3   15   18
Physicians/Surgeons    5   13   18
Clerk - General Office    5   11   16
Nursing Aides/Orderlies/Attendants    4   12   16
Welder/Combination Welder      18   18
       
TOTAL - TOP 20 JOB CLASSIFICATIONS 304 (13%) 1,978 (87%) 2,282 (86%)
Total – All 128 jobs classifications identified 397 (15%) 2,271(85%) 2,668(100%)

Educational Requirements of Jobs Identified

% of jobs requiring at least high school and Some post-secondary, certification and/or experience 61%
% of jobs requiring Associates Degree only + Special certifications 25%
% jobs requiring Bachelor Degree only 32%
% 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 1,150
Machine Operators/Machinist      553
Nursing (C.N.A. to NP)      96
Supervisors/Managers      60
  1,859 (69% 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.

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