Strong and Swift Demand for US Job Vacancies
Written by Geoff Newman on 03/06/2011
Online recruitment in the US has shown strong springtime figures, with companies filling vacancies very swiftly, according to the latest Monster Employment Index for the US market.
The dip of the May figure for the index from the level in April - from 145 to 143 - indicated that adverts being placed on a range of online employment sites are being filled very quickly. The year-on-year figure showed a rise of 6.7 per cent from the 134 measure of a year ago.
Monster senior vice president, Jesse Harriott, said the figures indicated the strength of the general recovery of staffing and employment opportunities.
"There has been considerable escalation in recruitment activity during 2011 with online job demand reaching the highest reading for the month of May in the index since 2008," he explained.
The number of vacancies in the private sector has seen significant growth, with areas including healthcare, personal care and service jobs showing strong activity. Of the 20 industries measured in the index, 14 showed growth, as did 19 of the 23 professions monitored. In the 28 metropolitan areas examined in the survey only one - Washington DC - showed a year-on-year decline.
Online recruitment agency RecruitmentGenius.com is also witnessing strong growth in the US. Geoff Newman its chief executive explained,
“Confidence is finally being restored to the business community and with previously outsourced projects returning to the US the market looks promising. We are already seeing signs of this prosperity returning to our other global businesses.”