SimplyHired.com has released its February 2012 Employment Outlook highlighting national and local markets, as well as industry and employer trends. Nationwide, job openings increased slightly in the first month of 2012, up 1.5% month-over-month and 9.2% year-over-year. “The job market has stabilized a lot compared to a few years ago,” says Gautam Godhwani, chief executive officer of SimplyHired.com. “This month’s immediate increase in job openings following the holidays indicates that 2012 should be a great year for hiring.” Fifteen of 18 industries experienced job growth in January. Industries with significant month-over-month growth include nonprofit (27.9%), hospitality (17.0%), and legal (12.6%).