OHIO VALLEY — A total of 6,043 jobs were posted online from December 14, 2016 to January 13, 2017 for southeast Ohio which accounted for 693 job ads last year.
Counties observed by the OhioMeansJobs program were Adams, Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Washington counties, according to data from The Conference Board.
This was a decrease of 693 ads from the previous reporting period. Compared to the same time period a year ago, this reflects a decrease of 2,505 ads.
Top employers with the most job ads were Dollar General with 402 ads, UPS with 146, WIS International with 116, Bob Evans Farms with 115, Ohio University with 96, Adena Health System with 94, Pizza Hut with 87, Holzer Health System with 72, HCR Manor Care with 60 and McDonald’s Corporation with 60.
Top job ad occupations in the area were led by first-line supervisors of retail sale workers with 503 ads, heavy and tractor-trailer trucker drivers with 474 ads, retail salespersons with 228 ads, registered nurses with 210, light truck or delivery drivers with 157, first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers had 147, stock clerks had 109, cashiers had 88, licenses practical and vocational nurses had 80 and maintenance and repair workers had 78.
Top certifications asked for in ads had businesses seeking those with commercial driver’s licenses numbering around 3,240, regular driver’s licenses around 1,069, certified purchase managers with 1,005, certified registered nurse certificates around 459, individuals certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation with 280, HAZMAT certificates numbered around 240. Those seeking continuing education certificates numbered around 201, license practical nurses around 183, physical therapy certifications measured at 166 and advanced cardiac life support totaled around 164.
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