Monday, October 6, 2014
Help Wanted on the Rise for Auto Mechanics in Oregon
Openings for auto mechanics revved up in 2013 and continues to accelerate, although August seems to be the seasonal peak for hiring mechanics. The Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL) data series from The Conference Board allows us to see the broad trends in occupational demand, as well as identify specific job opportunities within an occupation.
Overall, there were 2,100 fewer HWOL ads in Oregon and 137,200 fewer ads nationally in September, following strong gains in August. Despite this drop, hiring demand continues to show modest overall growth for 2014, as measured by the number of help wanted ads posted online. The overall high level of advertising by employers suggests continued job growth.
Around Oregon, the number of ads fell in each metro area, but the demand is still trending upwards in most areas.
For more information about Oregon's HWOL series, check out our monthly summary at QualityInfo.org!