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Job board reports openings up 29% over year

September 05 2013

U.S. job openings edged up by 0.2 percent in August and year-over-year job openings increased 29.1 percent, according to Simply Hired’s May 2013 Employment Outlook released today. Retail was among the top industries in terms of job growth, indicating the beginning of seasonal hiring, while healthcare continued to count the most available job openings.

Job openings increased in 24 of 50 major metro areas in August. Pittsburgh; Austin, Texas; and Minneapolis experienced the largest gains at 12.2 percent, 6.8 percent and 5.5 percent respectively.

Job openings increased in 16 out of 18 industries in August. Transportation at 25.8 percent and retail at 12.1 percent showed the largest gains, while agriculture posted the largest decrease during the month, falling 14.3 percent.

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

  • Atlanta: WellStar Health System, 1,155 jobs
  • Boston: McDonald’s, 1,022 jobs
  • Charlotte, N.C.: Carolinas Healthcare System, 743 jobs
  • Chicago: McDonald’s, 2,278 jobs
  • Cleveland and Akron, Ohio: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2,915 jobs
  • Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas: Texas Health Resources, 1,593 jobs
  • Denver: Centura Health, 1,720 jobs
  • Detroit: Chrysler, 1,002 jobs
  • Houston: HCA Healthcare, 1,114 jobs
  • Los Angeles: 24 Hour Fitness, 11,760 jobs
  • Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: University of Miami, 1,255 jobs
  • Minneapolis and St. Paul: Great Clips, 1,199 jobs
  • New York: Citigroup, 2,592 jobs
  • Orlando, Fla.: Adventist Health System, 561 jobs
  • Philadelphia: McDonald’s, 1,013 jobs
  • Phoenix: Banner Health, 1,703 jobs
  • Pittsburgh, Penn.: BNY Mellon, 747 jobs
  • Portland, Ore.: Nike, 878 jobs
  • Raleigh and Durham, N.C.: Duke University, 660 jobs
  • Sacramento, Calif.: Sutter Health, 920 jobs
  • San Francisco Bay Area: Kaiser Permanente, 2,706 jobs
  • Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.: Microsoft, 5,126 jobs
  • St. Louis, Mo.: McDonald’s, 815 jobs
  • Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla.: BayCare Health System, 1,518 jobs
  • Washington, D.C.: General Dynamics, 2,171 jobs


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