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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.
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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
openings.
  •
More than one-third of estimated vacancies were constantly being
recruited.

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.
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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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