SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Simply Hired® today released its September 2013 U.S. Employment Outlook report which shows that seasonal hiring has begun as job growth holds steady nationwide. Overall job openings were up 0.2% month-over-month in August and 29.1% year-over-year. Retail was among the top industries in terms of job growth, indicating the beginning of seasonal hiring, while healthcare continued to rank #1 in available job openings.
“Companies doing the most hiring continue to be in healthcare, and we are also seeing growth in retail job openings as seasonal hiring begins to ramp up for the holiday season.”
“August job openings held steady at a significantly higher level than last year, indicating many more opportunities for job seekers today than in 2012," said James Beriker, president and CEO of Simply Hired. "Companies doing the most hiring continue to be in healthcare, and we are also seeing growth in retail job openings as seasonal hiring begins to ramp up for the holiday season."
Job openings increase in nearly half of major metro areas. Job openings increased in 24 out of 50 major metros in August. The cities experiencing the largest gains included Pittsburgh, PA (12.2%), Austin, TX (6.8%) and Minneapolis, MN (5.5%).
Nearly all industries experience growth. Job openings increased in 16 out of 18 industries in August, with Transportation (25.8%) and Retail (12.1%) showing the largest gains. Agriculture (-14.3%) saw the largest decrease during this period.
Personal Care & Legal job openings increase. Occupations experiencing the largest growth in job openings month over month are Personal Care (18.8%) and Legal (18.6%). The occupations with the largest decline month over month are HR and business operator (-11.3%) and military (-7.8%). In addition, the nation’s top hiring companies 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, 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.