Job listings rose year-over-year 23% and job searches rose 10% in March, CareerBuilder said. In addition, in a recent CareerBuilder survey, 31% of full-time workers said they will look for a new position as the economy improves, and 77% said they would be receptive to a new opportunity in 2011.
“We’re seeing the aggregate numbers on CareerBuilder increase at a much higher percentage rate than in the past,” said Matt Ferguson, chief executive officer of CareerBuilder. “This year, job listings in March were up more than 20% year-over-year. Last year, the increase was in the mid-single digits. Traffic increases are also stronger in 2011 as more workers return to the labor force to look for jobs and underemployed workers seek out more fulfilling opportunities.”
CareerBuilder said jobs are increasing in all industries, including financial services, healthcare, information technology, engineering, sales, customer service and manufacturing.
“While the job market remains highly competitive, hiring is picking up across industries, company sizes and job levels,” Ferguson said. “Big companies are not just bringing back sales or IT positions, but almost every role within the organization. That’s different from last year when you might have seen a certain function or a division that was hiring.”