Despite Rise in Jobless Claims, EmploymentCrossing Lists 2.16 M Jobs

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A recent report by the Department of Labor claims that there was little change in the pace of firings in the post holiday period as unemployment claims rose. EmploymentCrossing counters this claim.



Despite the indication of limitation in hiring in the coming months, EmploymentCrossing found as many as 68,484 blue collar jobs this week.

Despite a rise in jobless claims as reported by the Department of Labor, EmploymentCrossing has an active listing of around 2.16 million job openings on their website. According to a recent Labor Department report applications for unemployment benefits have risen for the first time in three weeks in the United States.

This indicates a return to levels that were seen prior to the holiday period. This report additionally indicated that there was little change in the pace of firings. For the week ending Feb. 16, 2013, jobless claims increased to approximately 362,000 from approximately 342,000 indicating an increase of 20,000 applications during this period.

In spite of this report released in Washington, many companies are still maintaining their staffing levels, notwithstanding the concerns that rising gasoline prices as well as a tax increase in January will diminish consumer spending. Furthermore, a number of cuts in government spending also threaten to slow growth. This indicates a sign that there will be a limitation in hiring in the coming months.

Despite these dampening statistics, EmploymentCrossing reported that it found as many as 68,484 blue collar jobs closely followed by sales jobs at 62,162 this week. EmploymentCrossing also discovered that other sectors also saw an increase in the number of jobs, such as healthcare standing at 111,097 jobs, followed by 77,887 managerial jobs and 54,642 Information Technology jobs. Even though the official figures indicate a slowing down trend in the employment scenario, EmploymentCrossing has a listing of more than 2,161,516 current jobs that job seekers can seek for their own benefit.

About EmploymentCrossing:

EmploymentCrossing is part of the Employment Research Institute, which is one of the most powerful and comprehensive organizations dedicated to helping professionals find jobs that will enhance their careers. Employment Research Institute consists of 120+ of industry-specific and 120+ location-specific job boards which consolidates every job opening it can find in one convenient location. The website also offers a seventy two-hour free trial to new members.

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