Steady job posting gains in August
Job seeker demand was strongest for allied health positions such as medical assistant, pharmacy technician, and phlebotomist. They continue to be among the job titles receiving the most interest from job seekers as measured by clicks.
Job posting growth slowed in June and July, but saw an encouraging gain in August – increasing 6% over the month. With job postings up 10% over the prior quarter and 37% over the prior year, manufacturing has established a continued upward trend in employer demand.
Job postings eclipsed 70,000 for the first time since Indeed began tracking the industry. HR and recruiter job postings are particularly useful to track each month because of their role in companies’ workforce planning activities.
August 2011 Industry Employment Trends
Industry Job Postings Monthly Change Healthcare 955,431 7% Retail 456,214 5% Information Technology
451,649 5% Financial Services and Banking 307,337 4% Transportation 180,410 7% Accounting
176,355 -1% Manufacturing
164,666 6% Construction
149,817 5% Education
146,702 10% Hospitality
122,479 4% Human Resources
72,852 6% Media
57,642 4% Real Estate
To identify specific pockets of growth and opportunities in the job market, Indeed’s Job Trends can be used to see how employer demand is changing for particular skills.
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