This was originally published by the Dayton Business Journal on Oct. 30, 2018. Click here for the original link.
For those seeking employment, the Dayton region is a fine place to be. That’s the word from the latest figures from the state of Ohio.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports 16,800 job openings were posted in the 14-county Dayton and west Ohio regions from Aug. 14 to Sept. 13. This marks a jump of 190 jobs from the previous period, and a boost of 1,025 job adds from last year.
The data sheds light on the large number of open jobs and the companies and sectors seeking workers.
Topping the list was Kettering Medical Center with 900 job postings, followed by Lowe’s with 187 listings and Crown Equipment (176).
Other top job seekers included Dayton Children’s Hospital (175), Northrop Grumman (162) and Mercy Health (156).
(Note: The data comes from research via nonprofit The Conference Board and may not include all sources of data for open jobs.)
In terms of salary, 14 percent of these open positions pay less than $30,000 a year; 19 percent pay up to $50,000 a year; and 42 percent pay up to $80,000 a year. About 25 percent pay more than $80,000.
About 33 percent of the jobs posted require a GED or high school-level education; while 42 percent require an associate’s degree. Twenty-two percent require a bachelor’s degree, and about 4 percent require graduate education.