U.S. job seekers have shown consistent optimism in finding a job since the beginning of the year, said Chris Forman, CEO of StartWire
Lebanon, NH (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
StartWire, America’s #1 job search organizer, today released the April 2014 Job Seeker Confidence Index, showing three consecutive months of positive job seeker outlook, with notable growth among job seekers in the Technology and Engineering sectors.
“U.S. job seekers have shown consistent optimism in finding a job since the beginning of the year,” said Chris Forman, CEO of StartWire. “The consistency of confidence levels is a good indicator of the vitality and promise of the job market.”
The April 2014 Job Seeker Confidence Index stands at 50.63, reflecting the 3rd month since the study began to hold a reading above 50. The index sits on a scale of 0 – 100, with scores greater than 50 indicating a strong belief amongst job seekers that they will find a job within the next 45 days – and a score below 50 indicating the opposite.
The Technology/Engineering sector showed a +2.12 increase in optimism as the index climbed from 49.08 to 51.2 in April.
“The increasing April confidence index numbers for technology professionals are reflective of growth in hiring trends, driven by a vibrant and expanding tech sector of both start-up companies and growing enterprises across the U.S.,” added Forman.
StartWire’s Job Seeker Confidence Index data is released monthly and can be accessed at http://www.startwire.com/jsci.
About The Job Seeker Confidence Index
StartWire’s Job Seeker Confidence Index is a monthly indicator designed to measure job seeker confidence, adding data-driven metrics to the national debate on the economy and labor market. Derived from an analysis of a monthly, national survey, the index sits on a scale of 0 – 100, with scores greater than 50 indicating a strong belief amongst job seekers that they will find a job within the next 45 days – and a score below 50 indicating the opposite.
StartWire is America’s #1 job search organizer with more than 3 million members. Job seekers across the US turn to StartWire to close the “resume black hole” by receiving automatic status updates from thousands of employers. Since its inception, StartWire has received rave reviews and coverage in US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, TechCrunch, Mashable, ERE, and Human Resource Executive. StartWire is headquartered near Dartmouth College in Lebanon, NH. For more information, visit http://www.startwire.com.