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Double Digit Losses in Miami, Hartford, and Philly

CARLSBAD, CA/RICHARDSON, TX (September 27, 2011) – Managerial recruitment activity failed to gain any traction this month, sliding 5 points in September, according to the new CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index. The September 2011 Index, which measures managerial hiring activity online, fell to 102.6, down from 107.6 in August 2011.

“The good news is that these are the strongest September hiring levels since we started the Index in 2008,” says Jay Martin, COO, JobSerf. “Even with the economic turmoil in the U.S. and Europe, managerial hiring has held up fairly well.”

“Without business growth, job opportunities remain highly competitive,” says Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast.com. “Candidates who want to make it past the first cut need to stay on top of the latest tests, profiling and assessment tools used by hiring managers to screen out applicants.”

Memphis showed the greatest improvement in managerial hiring, with a 13% gain in September. The only other cities to show any improvement were Nashville (+3%), Milwaukee (+2%) and Chicago (+1%). Unfortunately, hiring activity dropped double digits (10%) in Miami, Hartford and Philadelphia. Losses were also seen in Boston (-9%), San Diego (-8%), and Denver (-8%).

The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index per capita hiring levels for U.S. cities in September are:

    1.    Washington, DC – 165
    2.    Boston – 137
    3.    San Francisco – 111
    4.    Seattle - 102
    5.    Chicago – 91
    6.    Atlanta - 88
    7.    Nashville - 85
    8.    Baltimore - 84
    9.    Denver - 74
    10.    New York City - 74
    11.    Cleveland - 68
    12.    Hartford - 66
    13.    Dallas - 65
    14.    Milwaukee - 64
    15.    Philadelphia - 64
    16.    Minneapolis - 63
    17.    Pittsburgh - 61
    18.    Houston - 60
    19.    Louisville - 60
    20.    Indianapolis - 59
    21.    Cincinnati - 50
    22.    Phoenix - 52
    23.    St. Louis - 50
    24.    Los Angeles - 49
    25.    San Diego - 49
    26.    Detroit - 46
    27.    Memphis - 45
    28.    Miami - 43
    29.    Tampa - 42
    30.    Riverside - 21
 
The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index is an exclusive barometer showing managerial hiring activity based on the number of jobs posted online nationally. The Index reveals the differences in job listings by month, and offers valuable trends and forecasts using proprietary employment data hand-counted by a team of researchers.
To read the full report and get more information on the best and worst cities to find a job, visit www.careercast.com/career-guidance/employment-trends.

About JobSerf

JobSerf, Inc. (www.jobserf.com) is a privately held Texas-based corporation that pioneered the job search outsourcing (JSO) industry with its revolutionary ‘Find & Apply’ service. The company’s patent-pending process provides for an affordable means to both ‘find & apply’ for jobs on behalf of clients. For more information, visit the website at www.jobserf.com).

About CareerCast.com

CareerCast.com, created by Adicio, is a job search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across North America, job-hunting, career-management and HR-focused editorial content, videos and blogs, and provides recruiters with the ability to post jobs directly to more than 800 niche career sites. CareerCast.com also compiles the Jobs Rated Report (www.jobsrated.com), where 200 jobs across North America are ranked based on detailed analysis of specific careers factors.

 

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