There were more than 14,000 apartment industry job postings in August according to the monthly jobs report from the National Apartment Association (NAA).
The NAA’s Education Institute Apartment Jobs Snapshot showed the markets with the highest concentration of job postings included Indianapolis, Columbus, Dallas, Louisville, KY, and Austin.
There were more job listings in the maintenance category than any other apartment job, with 4,358 maintenance jobs posted out of the total apartment jobs of 14,614.
Property management was second with 3,860 job postings.
The spotlight in the report this month focuses on leasing consultants.
The demand for these positions was more than four times the national average in Austin, where the average time to fill for apartment jobs was just 34 days.
The top specialized skills employers are looking for in apartment industry job postings included leasing, customer service, property management, sales, and Yardi Software.
Apartment industry jobs
The NAA says on their website, “The apartment industry offers a wealth of meaningful career opportunities that use a variety of skills and capabilities. Regardless of whether you are graduating from high school or college, leaving the military, or switching careers, the industry has a job that’s just right for you.”
National apartment association jobs report background
“Our education institute is a credentialing body for the apartment industry. They hear often that one of the biggest problems keeping our industry leaders up at night is the difficulty in finding talent, attracting talent and retaining talent,” NAAEI’s Paula Munger said.
So NAA partnered with Burning Glass Technologies. “They have a labor-job posting database that is proprietary,” she said, and they can “layer on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). We looked at that and thought we could do something that is really going to help the industry and help benchmark job titles and trends as we go forward.”