Jobs Report Shows Economy Added 165,000 Net Jobs, EmploymentCrossing Backs Report of Robust Jobs Market By Listing 2.2 Million Job Openings

Share Article backs the BLS report of a robust jobs market with its own data, which shows 2.2 million job openings across America.


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Customer service job openings are also increasing across the country, with EmploymentCrossing finding 286,000 positions.

The April jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a welcome surprise as it shows that 165,000 nonfarm net jobs were added last month.

The unemployment rate has stayed around the same, at 7.5 percent. Job aggregator website supports this report of a recovering jobs market with its own data. The site has been able to track down 2.2 million job openings as of the first week of May.

The jobs report also mentions that the main industries in terms of adding jobs were professional and business services, healthcare, retail and hospitality industry. The stock market also reacted well to the upbeat jobs report, with the Dow topping 15,000. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ also closed the week on a high note. has been able to gather 379,000 healthcare job openings. This industry has been able to remain in the top five industries in terms of jobs creation on the site for the last six months. Customer service job openings are also increasing across the country, with EmploymentCrossing finding 286,000 positions. An increasing number of these job openings now require bilingual skills, with Spanish being the most preferred language.

The other industries with the highest number of job openings are -

Sales – 218,000 job openings

Retail – 200,000 job openings

Engineering- 160,000 job openings

Hospitality – 158,000 job openings

Nursing - 138,000 job openings

Financial Services- 119,000 job openings

Accounting – 98,000 job openings

For more details on the job openings according to the industry on the site:

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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