Wine and Beer Jobs in the Midwest

Wine and beer jobs are booming across the country.

The National Association of Wine Producers reported that in the second quarter of 2017, the number of full-time wine and beer professionals working in the United States increased to 2.4 million.

The industry also continues to expand, with new jobs opening every day.

The American Wine Institute (AWI) estimates that in 2021, there will be 1.8 million people working in wine and alcohol production, and that more than 5,300 jobs will be created by 2021.

The number of wine and beverage production workers is expected to increase another 10% to 11 million by 2025.

But with so many new jobs in the industry, it’s easy to forget that some of these jobs don’t pay very well.

Here are some of the jobs you may not know about. 

1.

Wine and cider jobs in California In 2018, California ranked as the third-highest job market for wine and cider workers, with the highest percentage of wine production workers earning $23,200 or less.

According to a 2017 survey by Wine Producers of America, in 2018, over half of California wine producers employed at least one full- or part-time employee who earned $22,500 or less, which is nearly a quarter of the industry’s total workforce.

The Wine and Cider Institute (WICI) estimated that California’s wine and ciders industry employs nearly 15,000 people. 

2.

Food service jobs in Louisiana In 2018 the Louisiana Wine Industry Association (LWIIA) reported that Louisiana is the number one food service job market in the country, and there were an estimated 1.7 million job openings in the state.

The LWIIA states that it is important to understand that there are a wide range of occupations within the food service industry, and the jobs that are being created are often low-wage.

The highest paid job in Louisiana is a server, which earned a median hourly wage of $27.40 in 2018.

According, the largest restaurant in the city of New Orleans, the Bluebonnet, pays its servers $37.70 an hour, while the highest-paid job in the community of Bayou La Fonda is a food service worker at the restaurant where the Blue Bonnet is located, earning $36.10 an hour.

The average annual wage for food service workers in Louisiana was $26.77, which was more than $1,500 more than the state’s median wage. 

3.

Retail jobs in Maine In 2018 a study by the Maine Economic Development Council (MEDC) showed that retail jobs are growing in Maine, but they are not the largest employment category in the State.

In 2018 MEDC reported that Maine had the third highest unemployment rate in the U.S., at 6.3%.

This unemployment rate was higher than the national average of 6.1%.

According to the MEDC, the state is a leader in food services, hospitality, and retail, but the Maine Department of Labor reports that there were only 2,200 jobs in retail in 2018 compared to 7,400 in 2020. 

4.

Restaurant jobs in Alabama According to USA Today, Alabama ranks second in the nation for the number, number of restaurants per capita and third in the number restaurants per 100,000 residents.

According a 2017 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number the number in the restaurant industry in Alabama is expected for 2020 is expected in the thousands.

The BLS also states that Alabama’s restaurant jobs are concentrated in the South and West, while in the Northeast, jobs are clustered in the East and Midwest.

In 2020, the average salary for an Alabama restaurant server was $32,420.

The largest restaurant chain in the world, which has more than 100 restaurants across the nation, is also headquartered in Alabama. 

5.

Farm, fishing, and hunting jobs in Colorado The number one industry in Colorado, the Colorado Department of Revenue reports that in 2017, more than 2.1 million people worked in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting in the Colorado state.

In 2017, in Colorado the number for farmers, ranchers, and landowners was 7.5 million.

According the Bureau for Labor Statistics, the highest paid occupation in Colorado is a farmer with an annual salary of $47,350, which equates to nearly $8,700 per year.

According US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the highest salary for a full- time employee in the agriculture, timber, and mining industries in Colorado was $41,650, which compares to $9,400 per year in the workforce. 

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Retail and hospitality jobs in Connecticut Connecticut is home to a number of high-end retailers, and many of them have a presence in the West Coast.

In 2019, the top five retail retailers in Connecticut were Gap, Nordstrom, and Macy’s.

The Top Five Retailers in Connecticut are Gap, Walmart, Nord and Macys.

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