May Monthly Job Trends Report Finds Continued Demand in Health Care, Business

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While the latest monthly report of online advertised job vacancies showed a dip in postings, the news is still good for those looking for careers in health care and business administration.



According to the Conference Board Help Wanted Online Data Series, labor demand dropped by more than 45,000 positions in May, however, demand for health care practitioners and office support staff continued to rise.

In the health care sector, job vacancies rose by more than 26,000, with the largest increases seen for registered nurses, pharmacy technicians and radiologic technologists. The number of posted jobs now outnumber candidates by 2 to 1.

For business professionals, labor demand for workers with administration support on their resumes continued to rise during the past four consecutive months.

Labor demand for office workers fell sharply in the recession, and its slow rise after the recession has definitely picked up in the last few months, June Shelp, vice president of the Conference Board, stated.

Regionally, labor demand across all sectors rose in the Midwest and Northeast.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 3.7 million job openings in the U.S. as of April  2012. 

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