Annual Jobs Projections

SUMMARY OF 2018 – 2019 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 CCMSI Danville 
Automation Int’l Dawson Logistics  Christie Clinic Genpact

Georgetown-Ridge Farm

Danville Metal Stamping McLane Midwest Danville Polyclinic Iroquois Federal Hoopeston
DynaChem, Inc.  Hyster-Yale OSF Healthcare McDonalds of Vermilion County Westville 
EnvirOx The Sygma Network Veteran's Administration Walgreens V.A.S.E.
Fiberteq        
KIK Corp.         
Masterguard         
Mervis Industries         
Quaker Oats         
Towne Machine & Tool        
thyssenkrupp Crankshaft         
thyssenkrupp Presta         
Viscofan        
Watchfire Signs         
         
         

Highest Demand Jobs

 
Position Title New position Replacement position Total
Warehouse - Selectors    5 300 305
General Laborer   77 176 253
Customer Service Representative 200   44 244
Assembler - Production   21 108 129
Driver - Tractor - Trailer or Heavy Truck   10 104 124
Inspector   30   63   93
Food Service Workers   12   70   82
Material Handler/Loader   25   55   80
Operator - Industrial truck   34   34   68
Warehouse stocker/handler    3   54   57
Nurse - Registered (RN)   13   38   51
IT Help Desk Technician   44     4   48
Welder/Combination Welder   34   14   48
Maintenance Repairers/Technicians   11   17   28
Teacher - Elementary    3   23   26
Supervisors - First Line    9   16   25
Teacher - Secondary    6   15   21
Electrical Controls Technician    8   12   20
Cleaner/Custodian/Janitor    4   15   19
Physicians/Surgeons    7   12   19
       
TOTAL - TOP 20 JOB CLASSIFICATIONS 556 (24%) 1,174 (50%) 1,740 (74%)
Total – All 128 jobs classifications identified 772 (33%) 1,575 (67%) 2,347(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 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 634
Machine Operators/Machinist   551
Customer Service 244
Food Service/Dietary   82
Nursing (C.N.A. to NP)   82
Teachers   47
Engineers (8 disciplines)   27
Supervisors (6 disciplines)   25
  1,692 (72% 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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