SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Simply Hired today released its June 2014 Employment Outlook report. The report shows that nationwide job openings in May 2014 decreased 0.1% month-over-month but remain 22.6% higher than the same time last year. This slight decrease in job openings follows three months of steady gains (2.3% in April; 5.1% in March; 4.6% in February).
“Our monthly Employment Outlook shows that the job market remains robust, especially in transportation and construction, an encouraging sign for the U.S. economy,” said James Beriker, President and CEO of Simply Hired. “The very small decrease of 0.1% in nationwide job openings is just noise, given that we are still 22.6% above last year’s levels.”
Job openings dip in three-quarters of all industries. Job openings decreased in 14 out of 18 industries in May 2014. A handful of industries posted gains, with significant increases in transportation (22.7%) and construction (6.8%). Legal (-13.7%) and retail (-10.9%) saw the most significant decreases during this period.
Personal care and transportation roles increase. Almost half of all occupation categories (11 out of 23) experienced growth in job openings in May 2014. Personal care workers (22.8%) and transportation (19.4%) roles experienced the largest amount of growth month-over-month. Lawyers, judges and legal support (-33.9%) roles faced the largest decline in May 2014.
About Simply Hired
Simply Hired, a technology company based in Sunnyvale, California, operates job search engines in 24 countries and 12 languages. With more than 30 million unique visitors per month, the company provides job seekers access to millions of job openings across all job categories and industries, reaching job seekers on the web, social networks, mobile devices, email, and via thousands of partner sites including The Washington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek. With its Sponsored Jobs offering, Simply Hired enables employers to efficiently and cost-effectively reach candidates searching for jobs through its full-service pay-per-click (PPC) and self-service pay-per-post job advertising solutions. Simply Hired was founded in 2005, has offices in Sunnyvale, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, and is privately held with funding from Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures. For more information, visit www.simplyhired.com.