|By Business Wire||
|April 30, 2014 12:04 PM EDT||
Simply Hired today released its May 2014 Employment Outlook report. The report shows that job openings in April increased 2.3% month-over-month and were up 26.6% compared to the same time last year. This 2.3% growth in job openings is slightly lower than last month’s 5.1% gain but still indicates steady growth across the nation.
“The Simply Hired Employment Outlook continues to show there are many more job openings today than there were a year ago,” said James Beriker, CEO of Simply Hired. “This is excellent news for job seekers who are ready for the next great opportunity, and we are here to make sure they find and land the job they really want.”
Nearly two-thirds of all industries experience job growth. Job openings increased in 11 out of 18 industries in April 2014, with military (31.9%) and construction (16.2%) showing the largest gains. Hospitality (-5.5%) and media (-5.2%) saw decreases during this period.
Transportation and law enforcement roles increase. More than half of all occupation categories (12 out of 23) experienced growth in job openings in April 2014. Transportation workers (16.1%) and law enforcement (15.9%) roles experienced the largest amount of growth month-over-month. Doctors, nurses, therapist and technician (-3.1%) roles faced the largest decline in April 2014.
About Simply Hired
Simply Hired® is a job search engine that collects job listings from all over the web, including company career pages, job boards and niche job websites. Then, similar to major search engines such as Google and Yahoo!, we match and display relevant jobs to job seekers on the Simply Hired website, mobile app, and numerous partner sites. Simply Hired, a technology company based in Sunnyvale, California, operates job search engines in 24 countries and 12 languages.