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Job board reports openings up 41% over year

May 01 2013

U.S. job openings rose by 6.2 percent in April and year-over-year job openings increased 40.9 percent, according to Simply Hired’s May 2013 Employment Outlook released today.

“Job openings increased in every major metro in April, marking the tenth time in 12 months the U.S. has seen an increase in job growth,” said James Beriker, president and CEO of Simply Hired. “We are seeing job listings increase in nearly all industries, as well as significant improvements in job competition across the country. As we move into summer, these are great signs for the economy and continued job momentum.”

Greenville, S.C.; Portland, Ore.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Albuquerque, N.M., experienced the largest gains at 9.2 percent, 9.0 percent, 8.4 percent and 8.3 percent respectively.

Job openings increased in 16 out of 18 industries in April. Legal showed the largest gain at 13.6 percent, rebounding from a 28.7 percent decrease in March. Financial services followed with a 13.2 percent gain in April. Only two industries saw decreases during April: Agriculture, down 8.9 percent, and government, down 1.7 percent.

Here are the top hiring companies by market with number of job openings on Simply Hired:

  • Atlanta: WellStar Health System, 1,069 jobs
  • Boston: McDonald’s, 1,116 jobs
  • Charlotte, N.C.: Carolinas Healthcare System, 2,291 jobs
  • Chicago: McDonald’s, 1,307 jobs
  • Cleveland and Akron, Ohio: McDonald’s, 908 jobs
  • Dallas: Baylor Health Care System, 3,162 jobs
  • Denver: HealthONE, 1,235 jobs
  • Detroit: Meijer, 1,048 jobs
  • Houston: McDonald’s, 986 jobs
  • Los Angeles: University of Southern California, 1,544 jobs
  • Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: University of Miami, 1,120 jobs
  • Minneapolis and St. Paul: UnitedHealth Group, 2,453 jobs
  • New York: Citi, 1,373 jobs
  • Orlando, Fla.: Florida Hospital, 685 jobs
  • Philadelphia: Marten Transport, 1,011 jobs
  • Phoenix: Banner Health, 2,165 jobs
  • Pittsburgh, Penn.: PNC Bank, 480 jobs
  • Portland, Ore.: Intel, 1,258 jobs
  • Raleigh and Durham, N.C.: WakeMed, 733 jobs
  • Sacramento, Calif.: Intel, 637 jobs
  • San Francisco Bay Area: Sutter Health, 1,413 jobs
  • Seattle: University of Washington, 719 jobs
  • St. Louis, Mo.: McDonald’s, 710 jobs
  • Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla.: BayCare Health System, 1,732 jobs
  • Washington: Lockheed Martin, 1,538 jobs


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