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Healthcare drives increase in Phoenix job openings

Simply Hired, the largest independent job search engine with properties in 24 countries and 12 languages, today released its November 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook report which finds that job openings grew 3.17% month-over-month in October 2014.  This increase continues the ongoing job growth reported by Simply Hired over the past several months.

“Steady growth in the U.S. employment market continues as the number of available job listings grew 3.17% in October 2014,” said James Beriker, President and CEO of Simply Hired. “The Simply Hired Employment Outlook also shows gains in every one of the top 25 metros buoyed by healthcare postings and strong job growth in nursing roles.”

The number of job openings in Phoenix increased 3.68% month-over-month (September/October 2014) and Phoenix had 71,937 jobs open in October 2014.

The top hiring companies in Phoenix (in order):

• Banner Health
• Tenet Healthcare
• Dignity Health
• Scottsdale Healthcare
• Bank of America

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

• Every major metro experienced job growth. Job openings increased in all of the 25 largest U.S. metros in October 2014. The largest month-over-month gains were Chicago (5.97%) and Detroit (5.89%).

• Most industries and occupations post gains. A strong majority of industries (15 out of 18) experienced month-over-month growth in job openings in October 2014, with non-profit (13.05%) and real estate (9.61%) showing the largest rise. Job openings increased in 42 out of 54 occupation categories. Firefighters (13.55%) and nurses (13.01%) roles experienced the largest amount of growth month-over-month.

• Healthcare reigns as industry with greatest job inventory. Nearly one-half of the top posting companies in October 2014 were healthcare-related. There were also a significant number of job openings at financial services and academic institutions.

• Metro highlight: Atlanta. Simply Hired data for Atlanta ranks financial services, healthcare and technology as the top three posting industries in the metro region. Atlanta’s top posting companies include WellStar Health System (#1), Deloitte (#2), Northside Hospital (#3), Grady Healthcare (#4) and Piedmont Healthcare (#5).

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