SimplyHired.com(R), the world’s largest job search engine, released its March 2012 Employment Outlook highlighting national and local markets, as well as industry and employer trends.
“As we’ve noted before, the job market is becoming truly stable for the first time since the recession began in December 2007,” said Gautam Godhwani, CEO of SimplyHired.com. “It’s encouraging to see employment numbers hold steady. We expect real growth to occur in the coming months.”
Job openings increased in 30 of the 50 top metro areas, and decreased in the other 20. Metros with the largest job growth include Miami & Fort Lauderdale (10.2 percent), Austin (7.7 percent), Orlando (6.5 percent), and Detroit (5.4 percent). Metros with the largest decline include Pittsburgh (-10.9 percent), Greensboro & Winston-Salem (-7.2 percent), and Grand Rapids (-7.1 percent).
Sales, agriculture jobs increase.
Two occupation categories increased by more than half in February: farming, fishing and forestry workers (67.7 percent) and sales representatives (53.0 percent). Other occupation categories experiencing notable job growth include personal care and services (19.4 percent) and financial specialists and accountants (16.2 percent).
Social worker, science jobs decline.
Several occupation categories experienced large decreases in job openings: social workers, counselors and religious workers (-56.8 percent); scientists and lab techs (-47.9 percent); and healthcare workers (-10.9 percent). Legal jobs also fell 51.8 percent, but this decline follows several months of major job growth.
Source: Market Watch