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AgCareers.com Releases 2011 Job Analysis Report

 

An analysis of 2011 trends from AgCareers.com yields a positive outlook for the agriculture industry. Agriculture companies are anticipating gains, rewarding employees and looking to fill job openings with qualified talent.

AgCareers.com recently published the 2011 U.S. Agribusiness Job Report and the 2011 Canadian Agribusiness Job Report and found that job postings were up significantly from the previous year, demonstrating the strength of the agriculture industry. Jobs posted ranged in industry type, such as agronomy, crop protection/chemicals, biotechnology, dairy, equipment/machinery, etc., which appeal to a large audience of candidates. Posted jobs were from a wide variety of career types, from manager to technician.

AgCareers.com attracts a wide range of candidates to the site. Nearly half of all candidates had more than five years of experience and the majority had a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Below are a few other highlights of the report:

  • The number of jobs posted in North America grew by 18%; there were over 43,000 jobs posted by companies in the United States and Canada in 2011.
  • There were more than 26,000 jobs posted in the Midwest region of the United States (highest posting region on AgCareers.com). The largest number of applicants also comes from the Midwest region.
  • More than 14,000 job postings were forwarded to family and friends in 2011.

 

This is the fourth year AgCareers.com has published the Agribusiness Job Report. The report contains information based on an analysis of jobs posted on AgCareers.com, job seeker activity on AgCareers.com, and insight from the employers using our services.

Download free copies of the full reports at the following links:

2011 U.S. Agribusiness Job Report

2011 Canadian Agribusiness Job Report