Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2013
EmploymentCrossing today announced that its job listings had gone up to 2.3 million, an industry high. The jobs data from EmploymentCrossing echoes the findings of two other sources indicating American optimism about the job market.
CEO Harrison Barnes says that in the last three weeks alone, the site has added around 340,000 jobs. “On April 7, we reported 1.96 million job openings. Today, on April 29, our site has achieved a huge listing of 2.3 million jobs from across the country.”
This data from EmploymentCrossing.com backs the 2012 General Social Survey, which shows that confidence in the American jobs market is back to almost the normal level compared to its recession era record low. Layoff fears also dropped off last year from its 2010 peak to its average for the 35 years during which this question has been asked.
Data from BLS also shows that Americans have a good reason to feel a little safer when it comes to layoffs. The mass layoff incidents decreased by 85 compared to the February total, and the number of initial claims also decreased by 7,529. Around 127,000 workers filed for unemployment insurance benefits in March.
When it comes to job openings, healthcare continues to retain the number one spot for the 12th week in a row. There were 397,000 healthcare job openings on the site followed by Information Technology with almost 300,000 job openings.
The other top five industries in terms of job creation are:
Customer Service – 267,000 job openings
Sales – 231,000 job openings
Retail – 215,000 job openings
Engineering – 174,000 job openings
Hospitality- 173,000 job openings
More details on the job openings according to the industry on the site: http://www.employmentcrossing.com/jobs/jobs.html.
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.