Weak job categories included Sales, Protective Services, Management, and Food Prep. The strongest growth year over year has come in Healthcare, Healthcare Support, Construction, Production and Installation, Maintenance and Repair.
During March, online recruitment activity rose in 10 of the 28 U.S. metro areas
monitored by the Index, with Portland showing the largest increase, fueled by higher demand for healthcare and public service professionals. Seattle was the second strongest market on the month, followed by Pittsburgh, Detroit and Cleveland. Meanwhile, Boston and San Francisco registered the sharpest declines, reflecting lower online recruitment activity for white-collar occupations.
On an annual basis, six of the 28 markets are now showing greater online job availability compared to a year ago, with Pittsburgh ranking as the top growth market year-over year for the second consecutive month. Houston and Dallas remained among the top five amid continued high demand for healthcare, military and management occupations. In contrast, Los Angeles has registered the steepest drop over the past 12 months, burdened by fewer opportunities in construction.”