Denver, Seattle, & Phoenix Show Greatest Increase in Per Capita Hiring

October 29, 2010 – The October Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, currently stands at 99.5, a gain of 31.7 points since October 2009. Managerial recruitment activity also stabilized this month, falling just 0.1 points. Denver led the way with the greatest growth in hiring this month (+18 percent), followed by Seattle (+14 percent), and Phoenix (+11 percent). Atlanta, Louisville, and Milwaukee weren’t far behind, with 10 percent growth in managerial hiring in October 2010. Chicago was the hardest hit this month, showing a drop of 11 percent. Hartford, which saw a slight gain in September, lost ground in October (-10 percent). “Although many cities either saw a noticeable rise or a fall in managerial hiring this month, overall the United States remained about the same,” said Jay Martin, COO, JobSerf. “The Northeast continues to be the best place to find a job. This is by far this strongest region of the country and it has risen 33.7 points since October 2008.” The Employment Index is an exclusive barometer showing the change in managerial job openings posted online nationally.

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