Simply Hired Releases July Employment Outlook Report
Report Shows Slight Dip in Job Openings Nationwide But Strong Growth Overall in 2013
Sunnyvale, Calif. – July 2, 2013 – Simply Hired® today released its July 2013 Employment Outlook, reporting a 1.5% decrease in nationwide job openings month over month. The decrease is the first in nine months. However, year over year job openings remain positive with a 21.1% increase.
Despite the slight dip in job openings nationwide, the transportation industry is posting strong growth and there has been an increase in job openings in metros such as Sacramento, Jacksonville, Denver and Nashville.
Over one-third of major metros see job openings rise
In June, job openings increased in 18 of 50 major metro areas with Sacramento, CA (3.2%), Jacksonville, FL (1.6%), Denver, CO (1.5%) and Nashville, TN (1.3%) experiencing the largest gains. The largest decreases were seen in Norfolk/Newport, VA (-4.5%) and Salt Lake City, UT (-3.4%).
Job openings increase in one-third of all industries
Job openings increased in 6 out of 18 industries in June. The largest gains were seen in transportation (22.5%) and government (5.4%), indicating increased activity around infrastructure. Occupations experiencing job opening growth included transportation (10.0%) and sales representatives (1.6%). Top posting companies nationwide continue to be healthcare related.
About Simply Hired
Simply Hired®, a technology company based in Sunnyvale, California, operates job search engines in 24 countries and 12 languages. With more than 30 million unique visitors per month, the company provides job seekers access to over 8 million job openings across all job categories and industries, reaching job seekers on the web, social networks, mobile devices, email, and via thousands of partner sites including LinkedIn, Mashable and Bloomberg Businessweek. With its Sponsored Jobs offering, Simply Hired enables employers to efficiently and cost-effectively reach candidates searching for jobs through its full-service and self-service pay-per-click (PPC) job advertising solutions. Simply Hired was founded in 2005, has offices in Sunnyvale, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, and is privately held with funding from Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures. For more information, visit www.simplyhired.com.