Managerial hiring in May improved to a five-year high, and regions sorely needing good job market news got it, according to the latest CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index. A 3.5-point gain bumped the index to 118.4, its all-time high watermark since its introduction in 2008. The current score is also 20.9 points above its level of a year ago. Two of the past three months have yielded impressive managerial employment gains, and every month of 2013 with the exception of April has shown month-to-month improvement.
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Managerial hiring remained strong in April despite weakness in other job levels, the CareerCast/JobSerf Employment Index finds. A 1.5-point drop-off from March, to 114.9, had negligible impact on an overall score that is much improved from the 101.3 point-level of this time a year ago. “Though other indicators show moderate hiring weakness, online job postings for managerial positions continue at strong levels,” JobSerf CEO Jay Martin says. “No cities showed declines -- managerial hiring all over the United States was strong.”
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White collar managerial hiring continued its strong recovery in March, according to the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which gained 12.5 points from February. The continued hiring gains translate to an overall score of 116.4, the Index's second highest level in more than five years. Much like February, the long-term sustainability of recent job market improvements is evident when examined through regional hiring. “Only a few cities showed declines, and very small ones at that,” says JobSerf CEO Jay Martin.