Simply Hired Releases January Employment Outlook Report
Sunnyvale, Calif. – January 7, 2014 – Simply Hired® today released its January 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook report which finds that job openings nationwide were up 40.9% year-over-year, but decreased 4% month-over-month in December 2013. More than one-third of all industries experienced growth, with agriculture and manufacturing showing the largest gains in job openings.
“Our January Outlook report shows that job openings are up significantly when compared to the same time last year,” said James Beriker, president and CEO of Simply Hired. “While job postings were down month-over-month in December 2013, increases in key sectors like agriculture and manufacturing indicate growth as we move into 2014.”
Job openings increase in over one-third of all industries. Job openings increased in seven out of 18 industries month-over-month in December 2013, with agriculture (32.8%) and manufacturing (14.3%) showing the largest gains. Media (-11.6%), transportation (-11.4%) and retail (-9.1%) industries saw a decrease during this period.
Law enforcement roles increase. A small number of occupation categories (three out of 23) experienced growth in job openings in December 2013. Law enforcement, fire and security (15.3%) roles experienced the largest growth month-over-month. However, military (-11.5%) and retail (-11.5%) roles faced the largest decline in December 2013.
Healthcare continues as industry with greatest job inventory. Over one-third of the top posting companies in December 2013 were healthcare-related, making healthcare the top industry for job postings. There were also a significant number of job openings at academic institutions and in management consulting.
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, The Washington Post, 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.