The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, with technical support and guidance from the Commonwealth Corporation, conducted a job vacancy survey in the 1st quarter of 2006 within Berkshire County. The table below shows the breakout of vacancies by industry as well as occupation.


Occupation Vacancies by Specific Industry
 
Totals
Construction
Manufacturing
Wholesale
Retail
Transportation
Information
Finance
Real Estate
Professional
Management
Admin
Education
Health Care
Arts
Accommodation
Food Other
Total All Occupations
2142
144
171
38
203
28
84
153
61
156
36
132
119
531
126
110
52
Management Occupations
177
0
9
0
0
0
1
4
51
2
16
0
8
12
53
0
22
Business and Financial Operations
37
0
2
0
0
0
0
13
0
19
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
62
0
12
0
0
0
13
3
0
20
8
0
4
2
0
0
1
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
63
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
47
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Life, Physical, and Social Services
45
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
42
0
0
0
Community and Social Services Occupations
71
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
69
2
0
0
0
Legal Occupations
29
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
25
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
Education, Training and Library Occupations
31
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
4
0
0
7
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sport
62
0
0
0
0
0
27
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
33
0
0
Healthcare Practitioner and Technicians
113
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
106
0
0
0
Healthcare Support Occupations
76
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
76
0
0
0
Protective Service Occupations
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
Food Preparation and Serving Related
102
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
19
4
68
0
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance
29
0
2
0
7
2
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
2
4
0
7
Personal Care and Service Occupation
272
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
214
0
34
0
Sales and Related Occupations
315
0
4
25
152
0
15
64
10
29
4
5
0
0
0
8
0
Office and Administrative Support
195
0
5
0
6
0
1
69
16
4
31
2
26
29
0
7
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
28
0
0
3
0
0
Construction and Extraction Occupations
70
44
27
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
204
100
5
6
36
24
0
0
0
0
0
33
0
0
0
0
0
Production Occupations
109
0
76
0
0
0
27
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
Transportation and Material Moving
47
0
8
6
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
7
Source of Data: Berkshire County Job Vacancy Survey 1Q06, prepared by Berkshire Chamber of Commerce

*There are over 2100 current job openings in Berkshire County

*26% of vacancies represent companies w/over 100 employees

*79% of vacancies are for full-time positions

*46% of vacancies require an associate's degree or higher education

*39% of vacancies require previous or related experience




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