U.S. Job Openings Up 1.81% in May


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Simply Hired, the largest independent job search engine with properties in 24 countries and 12 languages, today released its May 2015 U.S. Employment Outlookwhich shows that U.S. job openings increased for the fourth consecutive month in May 2015. Nationwide job listings were up 1.81% when compared to April 2015 with all major U.S. metros posting gains.

More positive news for job seekers: this month’s U.S. Employment Outlook Trend Spotlight data digs into traditional and flexible work models to reveal that the increase in full-time positions has outpaced the growth of part-time, freelance and contract positions over the past year. Overall jobs grew 20% between May 2014 and May 2015 compared to an 11% increase in freelance roles and 0.12% increase in part-time positions. Contract roles declined 17% over the same period.

“Simply Hired has seen a pattern of moderate, steady gains emerge in 2015, punctuated by a substantial increase in full-time employment opportunities,” said James Beriker, President and CEO of Simply Hired. “This shift towards more full-time job openings signals increased confidence among employers, which should positively impact the employment marketplace.”

Additional key findings from the May 2015 U.S. Employment Outlook include:

  • All major metros experience growth. Job openings increased in all of the top 25 largest U.S. metros in May 2015. The largest gains were seen in Los Angeles, CA (5.51%), Sacramento, CA (5.29%) and St. Louis, MO (5.18%).
  • Job inventory remains highest in healthcare. Approximately 1/3 of the top posting companies in May 2015 were healthcare-related, making healthcare the top posting industry. There were also a significant number of job openings at financial services and technology companies.
  • Metro highlight: Los Angeles, CA. Financial services, healthcare and manufacturing rank as the top 3 industries with the most job openings in the Los Angeles metro area. Employers with the greatest number of open positions include Kaiser Permanente (#1), University of Southern California (#2), St. Joseph Health (#3), Northrop Grumman (#4) and Oracle (#5).

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 millions of job openings across all job categories and industries, reaching job seekers on the web, mobile devices, email, and via thousands of partner sites including The Washington Post, Fox Business, ABC News, Computerworld and International Nurses Association. Simply Hired enables employers to efficiently and cost-effectively reach candidates searching for jobs through its full-service pay-per-click (PPC) and self-service pay-per-post job advertising solutions. Simply Hired was founded in 2004 and is privately held with funding from Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures. For more information, visit www.simplyhired.com.

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