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January 2013 Hiring Improves Slightly

By: CareerCast.com/JobSerf

The new year began with a modest hiring improvement for managerial positions, reports the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index. The 2.2-point increase in January hiring is a slight rebound from major dips in new, white collar employment during November and December.

At 99 points, the index is above its January 2012 mark of 95. However, the current mark is below the level of two years ago – 103.7 – and the average 2012 score of 103.9 points.

 

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December 2012: Fiscal Cliff Contributes to Drop in Hiring

Fiscal Cliff

By: CareerCast.com/JobSerf

December hiring for managerial positions declined dramatically, falling below December 2010 levels and nearing the lowest level of the year, reports the CareerCast/JobSerf Employment Index. This is the second consecutive month the Index declined amid trepidation of the impending fiscal cliff.

“Since the election, there has been deterioration in preparation for a fiscal cliff gridlock,” says JobSerf CEO Jay Martin.

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September 2012: Auto Manufacturing Cities Have Hiring Growth, Nation Slows

Auto manufacturing cities saw increased hiring in September.

By: CareerCast.com/JobSerf

Cities active in the automobile industry were the biggest gainers in managerial hiring in September, according to the new CareerCast/JobSerf Employment Index. St. Louis, Indianapolis and Detroit all added white-collar jobs in September, bucking the national trend as hiring fell 10.1 index points following an an 11.1 point August increase.

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August 2012: Employment Rebounds, Nears Year-High

August 2012 JobSerf Report

By: CareerCast.com/JobSerf

August might be the dog days of summer, but the month’s jobs reports hardly lagged. Managerial employment activity online rebounded substantially from a sluggish July, reaching the second highest peak since January 2008, according to the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index. The nearly 10% gain was second only to February for the largest in 2012, and surpassed any monthly increases made in all of 2011.

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Summer Swoon? Employment Activity Declines in July

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By: CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index

After a strong performance the month before, hiring experienced a summer swoon in July, as employment activity dropped by more than 1% across the U.S. Although this is the second year in a row that hiring has slowed in July, overall the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Emloyment Index is still up over 4% from the same period in 2011 – just the third time in 2012 that managerial hiring activity has been better than last year.

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June 2012: The 10 Best (and Worst) Cities for Finding a Job

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By: CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index

Of the 30 metro areas measured by the CareerCast.com/JobSerf employment index, those in the Northeast saw the most managerial hiring activity in June. Boston (+16%), Philadelphia (+11%), New York (+10%) and Pittsburgh (+10%) all saw double-digit gains in per-capita hiring, and all finished within the top 15 cities for job seekers. This mirrors the Northeast region as a whole, which saw a 13% gain in employment activity for the month.

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