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Rhode Island Job Vacancy Survey 2007

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Rhode Island’s private sector businesses had an estimated 8,637 job vacancies in the Summer of 2007. This represented 2.8 vacancies for every ten unemployed residents.

  • Nearly two-thirds of the job openings were for full-time positions.
Over ninety-percent of the openings were for permanent jobs.
More than one-third of the estimated job openings were for occupations
that were constantly        being recruited.

Demand for workers with higher education and experience was high in 2007.

  • A college degree (associate or higher) was required for 36 percent of open positions.
Related work experience was required for nearly 60 percent of the
More than one-third of estimated vacancies were constantly being

The high demand for experience and education was reflected in the wages and benefits.

  • Half the job openings started at $11.00/hour or higher.
Three-quarters of the openings offered health insurance.
Nearly seventy percent provided access to retirement plans.
More than half offered tuition reimbursement.

Job vacancies were noted in over 300 occupational classifications and in all industrial sectors.

  • Approximately 40 percent (3,416) of the job openings were in Health Care & Social Assistance establishments.
Demand was high for Healthcare Practitioners, Office & Administrative
workers and Food Preparation & Serving workers.

If you have any questions regarding the Rhode Island Job Vacancy Survey, or would like a hard copy of this publication, please contact LMI at (401) 462-8740 or lmi@dlt.ri.gov.  

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