[Adicio] Detroit, San Diego, Indianapolis, and Dallas Show Double Digit Hiring
28-Apr-2011 | News-Press Release
CARLSBAD, CA/RICHARDSON, TX (April 28, 2011) – The new April 2011 CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial hiring activity online, continues to rise, trending upward for the fourth month in a row. Despite a minuscule gain of 1.1 over last month, the April 2011 Index, at 110.6 points, now stands at its highest level since January 2008, with an 18.3 point lead over April 2010 and a 69.2 point gain over April 2009.
“Strong hiring continues to be sustained. Our research showed continued improvement as the month progressed,” says Jay Martin, COO, JobSerf. “80% of the cities in the Index showed a double digit increase in hiring activity this month.”
Detroit had the greatest improvement in per capita hiring based on percentage, with a 25% gain, followed by San Diego (+23%) Indianapolis (+22%), and Dallas (+21%). The only city to lose jobs in April was San Francisco (-2%) while the city with the least amount of job growth was Memphis (+3%).
“Sustained managerial hiring activity can fuel momentum for all levels of employment, which is especially good news for college graduates looking for new jobs,” says Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast.com. “As hiring activity gains steam, we are poised for an upswing in the job market, which bodes well for those who have been out of work for many months.”
The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index per capita hiring levels for U.S. cities in April, are:
1. Washington, DC – 179
2. Boston – 151
3. Seattle - 126
4. San Francisco – 125
5. Atlanta - 100
6. Chicago – 94
7. Baltimore - 88
8. New York City - 87
9. Denver - 82
10. Dallas - 76
11. Cleveland - 75
12. Philadelphia - 74
13. Nashville - 73
14. Hartford - 71
15. San Diego - 69
16. Louisville - 68
17. Milwaukee - 67
18. Minneapolis - 64
19. Houston - 63
20. Indianapolis - 62
21. Pittsburgh – 62
22. Cincinnati - 59
23. St. Louis - 56
24. Phoenix - 55
25. Los Angeles - 53
26. Miami - 51
27. Tampa - 48
28. Detroit - 45
29. Memphis - 41
30. Riverside - 23
The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index is an exclusive barometer showing managerial hiring activity based on the number of jobs posted online nationally. The Index reveals the differences in job listings by month, and offers valuable trends and forecasts using proprietary employment data hand-counted by a team of researchers.
To read the full report and get more information on the best and worst cities to find a job, visit www.careercast.com/career-guidance/employment-trends.
JobSerf, Inc. (www.jobserf.com) is a privately held Texas-based corporation that pioneered the job search outsourcing (JSO) industry with its revolutionary ‘Find & Apply’ service. The company’s patent-pending process provides for an affordable means to both ‘find & apply’ for jobs on behalf of clients. For more information, visit the website at www.jobserf.com.
CareerCast.com, created by Adicio, is a job search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across North America, job-hunting, career-management and HR-focused editorial content, videos and blogs, and provides recruiters with the ability to post jobs directly to more than 800 niche career sites. CareerCast.com also compiles the Jobs Rated Report (www.jobsrated.com), where 200 jobs across North America are ranked based on detailed analysis of specific careers factors.
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