Business Wire (05/06/2015)
U.S. job listings rose 2.89% month-to-month in April, up from month-to-month increases of 1.38% in March and 2.47% in February, according to Simply Hired’s April 2015 U.S. Employment Outlook. Twenty-four of the Top 25 major metro areas saw an increase in job listings, and there were nearly 20% more full-time permanent entry-level positions available than the same time last year. About 5% of all job listings were targeted at new college graduates, with the most openings for nonretail sales representatives, marketing specialists, and customer service representatives. Pittsburgh and the Seattle and Tacoma, WA, area experienced the largest month-to-month gains at 5.27% and 4.94%, respectively.