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Simply Hired Employment Outlook Report Shows Job Openings Surge 10.6% in June 2014

Simply Hired today released its July 2014 Employment Outlook report. The report shows that nationwide job openings increased 10.6% month-over-month and 34.7% year-over-year in June 2014. This is the single largest monthly increase posted in 2014, and includes gains in 17 out of 18 industries and 21 out of 23 occupation categories.

“Our July Employment Outlook report shows very solid growth in the U.S job market, with a 10.6% surge in job openings over the past month and a robust 34.7% increase compared to the same time last year,” said James Beriker, President and CEO of Simply Hired. “Our data also shows that this is broad job growth. Nearly all industries and occupations posted gains in the past month.”

Additional findings from the monthly report include:

Nearly all industries experience job growth. Job openings increased in 17 out of 18 industries in June 2014 with government (24.6%) jobs showing the greatest increases. The sole exception was the non-profit sector, which saw a significant decline (-18.1%) over this period.

Job opening increase in almost every industry – from engineering through maintenance. Nearly all occupation categories (21 out of 23) experienced growth in job openings in June 2014. Engineers (excluding computer) (23.3%) and installation, maintenance and repair worker (20.1%) roles experienced the most growth, while journalist and media worker (-7.4%) roles faced the largest decline in June 2014.

Healthcare continues to be the industry with greatest job inventory. Nearly one-half of the top posting companies in June 2014 were healthcare-related, making healthcare the top posting industry. There were also a significant number of job openings at technology companies, financial institutions and consulting firms.

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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