Job Postings – 4.3 million in April 2011
Do you want a new job? Over 4.3 million jobs were available on job boards (monster/careerbuilder/etc) in April 2011. However there is still a 3/1 ratio for unemployed workers vs job postings.
Most of the unemployed individuals seeking jobs are in the unskilled labor market and some of these jobs are being hurt by the recession and the downturn in the housing market. Construction remains slow and so are positions in the food/restaurant sector.
There has been an uptick in travel/luxury and hotels and airlines are seeing increased traffic. It’s harder to travel now as hotel rates have increased dramatically over the last year and lines at airports are longer than ever.
We are seeing digital candidates from agencies moving to sales and it is becoming more difficult to fill the open positions. But there are great positions in media available and candidates are being selective.