Online Job Demand Increases

May 26, 2010 – Online advertised vacancies rose 222,700 to 4,150,000 in April, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL). Over the past six months, labor demand has increased by 870,000, and this increase has been widely shared across the States and occupational categories. “Providing evidence of the strengthening economy, labor demand in April rose in practically every State and a wide variety of occupations from management positions to office workers and sales help,” said June Shelp, vice president at The Conference Board. “Improved job prospects also contributed to the April rise in The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index to its highest level since September 2008.

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