At the end of April 2010, the major job aggregation sites released
hiring data and analysis, indicating slow but measurable growth. Today's
article summarizes job reports from Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com, and
The slow job growth demonstrates some early signs of a recovery. However, job growth was inconsistent, effecting some cities, industries and job functions more than others. Some job markets remain in the dumper - Florida and certain California job markets are still in deep trouble with up to a 1:9 ratio of unemployed workers to job advertisements. Detroit remains in trouble, but registered some small improvements.
Not only is this valuable for job seekers, but for business analysts, corporate strategists, marketers, salespeople, investment analysts, financial advisers, and others who are interested in job growth.
The article analyzes job reports that compare job competition by metro area, job growth by industry, job growth by function, and job growth by management level. The trends are slow, positive and vary widely, giving insight to job seekers and others who study job growth patterns.