The Winston-Salem, NC metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a civilian employment of approximately 264,480 as of May 2018 according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics survey (excluding self-employed and household workers). The greater Winston-Salem, NC labor market experienced impressive employment growth of about 23.38% (214,370 to 264,480) in the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018 which is more than three times the 7.06% national employment growth during the same period. The 2018 labor market estimate of 264,480 for the Winston-Salem, NC MSA is comprised of the following: 10,540 (3.99%) in management occupations; 11,180 (4.23%) in business and financial operations occupations; 4,430 (1.67%) in computer and mathematical occupations; 2,950 (1.12%) in architecture and engineering occupations; 1,340 (0.51%) in life, physical and social science occupations; 2,880 (1.09%) in community and social service occupations; 1,760 (0.67%) in legal occupations; 17,960 (6.79%) in education, training and library occupations; 2,060 (0.78%) in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media occupations; 23,110 (8.74%) in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; 11,520 (4.36%) in healthcare support occupations; 4,730 (1.79%) in protective service occupations; 24,140 (9.13%) in food preparation and serving related occupations; 7,870 (2.98%) in building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations; 6,520 (2.47%) in personal care and service occupations; 25,340 (9.58%) in sales and related occupations; 38,670 (14.62%) in office and administrative support occupations; 190 (0.07%) in farming, fishing and forestry occupations; 8,480 (3.21%) in construction and extraction occupations; 10,030 (3.79%) in installation, maintenance and repair occupations; 27,010 (10.21%) in production occupations; 21,770 (8.23%) in transportation and material moving occupations.
Major employers in the Winston-Salem, NC metropolitan area include the following: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (18,500+ employees); Novant Health (11,000+ employees); Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (5,500+ employees); BB&T/Truist Financial (4,000+ employees); Wells Fargo (3,500+ employees); Reynolds American (2,500+ employees); Hanesbrands (2,400+ employees); City of Winston-Salem (2,250+ employees); Wake Forest University (2,250+ employees); Forsyth County (2,100+ employees); AT&T (2,000+ employees); Lowes Food Stores (1,500+ employees).
Whether serving as your vocational rehabilitation counselor, consultant or expert witness, Dr. Hankins will make use of his specialized knowledge of the greater Winston-Salem, NC labor market to ensure that his professional opinions about individuals’ employment and earning potential are based on accurate, reliable information. In a clinical context, this maximizes the likelihood of helping clients to identify appropriate vocational goals and developing a rehabilitation plan that will allow them to achieve their employment aspirations. In a forensic context, this enables Dr. Hankins to conduct thorough, independent vocational and rehabilitation economic evaluations that culminate in the attainment of defensible conclusions about the degree of vocational disability and/or economic loss attributable to the injury or incident of interest in a case. Please contact Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting today to learn how we can be of help!