Simply Hired Reports Job Openings Increase in Top 50 Major Metro Areas

World's Largest Job Search Engine Releases July 2012 U.S. Employment Outlook

Jul 02, 2012, 09:30 ET from Simply Hired

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SimplyHired®, the world's largest jobsearchengine, today released its July 2012 Employment Outlook, which reports a 9.2 percent increase in nationwide job openings month-over-month and a 13.3 percent increase year-over-year. Job competition held steady at a nationwide ratio of three unemployed persons for every one job opening. The July 2012 Employment Outlook highlights the job industry and employer trends in national and regional U.S. markets.


"For the second month in a row we're seeing positive growth in job openings nationwide," said Gautam Godhwani, Co-founder and CEO of Simply Hired. "This steady increase is reflected across all the major metro areas, showing that employers have a confidence in today's economy, which is very encouraging as we head towards the fall hiring season."

Hiring increases in all major metros

Job openings increased in all 50 of the major metros, with Boston and Pittsburgh (both 16%, respectively) and Salt Lake City (15%) showing the largest increases. While nationwide job competition held steady, regional competition eased up slightly. Job seekers in a number of metro areas are facing improved conditions, including those in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle & Tacoma, Tampa & St. Petersburg, Denver, Sacramento, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Raleigh & Durham, Greenville (SC), and Las Vegas.

Job openings increase across all industries

Job openings in all 18 industries increased in June, with agriculture (31.6%) and non-profit (18.2%) showing the largest amount of growth. Financial services (11.5%) and real estate (11.5%) also saw noticeable increases.

Office and administrative jobs increase

With nearly two-thirds of all occupation categories experiencing growth in job openings, office and administrative workers (15.3%) and food workers (8.7%) saw the largest increases. Occupations experiencing the largest declines month-over-month included financial specialists and accountants (-23.2%) and military personnel (-9.1%).

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With over eight million job listings, Simply Hired ( is the world's largest job search engine -- 25 times the size of the biggest job board. Servicing 30 million monthly users across 24 countries, Simply Hired powers jobs on more than 25,000 network partner sites, including LinkedIn, CNNMoney, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Reaching passive as well as active candidates, the Simply Hired network delivers millions of targeted job applicants to employers and boasts one of the lowest cost-per-hire rates in the industry. The Sunnyvale, California-based company has twice been named a "Top Workplace" by The Bay Area News Group and is funded by Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures. For more information visit


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