Simply Hired Reports Job Openings Increase 4.52% in August 2014

September 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook shows growth in 4 out of 5 industries, as well as nearly all Top 25 major metros

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Simply Hired today released its September 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook report, which finds that nationwide job openings grew 4.52% month-over-month in August 2014. This is a significant jump from the 1.74% increase reported by Simply Hired for July 2014. In this same period, approximately four out of five industries posted gains, led by construction (18.05%) and military (12.61%).

“The September 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook shows significant growth in job openings with most major metros and industries posting gains,” said James Beriker, President and CEO of Simply Hired. “In particular, job listings have surged nearly 6% in the New York area with significant opportunities in the financial services, retail and technology sectors.”

Key findings from the monthly Simply Hired Employment Outlook report include:

  • Almost all major metro areas report gains. Twenty-four of the 25 largest US metros saw an increase in job openings between July and August 2014. Boston (6.47%), New York (5.98%) and Detroit (5.85%) posted the greatest gains of this group. Highlight data for New York pinpoints financial services, retail and technology as the top posting industries in the nation’s largest metro in August 2014.
  • Approximately four out of five industries experience growth. Job openings increased in 15 out of 18 industries in August 2014, with construction (18.05%) and military (12.61%) showing the largest gains. Government (-4.42%) saw decreases during this period.
  • Sales representative roles (excluding retail) increase. Nearly all occupation categories (47 out of 54) posted month-over-month growth in job openings in August 2014, led by sales representatives (excluding retail) (10.27%) and social scientist (9.89%) roles. Lawyers (-13.18%) roles faced the largest decline in August 2014.
  • Healthcare continues as industry with greatest job inventory. Nearly one-half of the top posting companies in August 2014 were healthcare-related (approximately 65 company locations), making healthcare the top posting industry. There were also a significant number of job openings at financial services and academic institutions.

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, mobile devices, email, and via thousands of partner sites including The Washington Post, Fox Business, Bloomberg Businessweek, Computerworld, International Nurses Association, and Hero2Hired. 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 and is privately held with funding from Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures. For more information, visit

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