Follow the Numbers….Online Job Posting Volumes
While not every business in New York City will have the resources or strategy to post their jobs online, I do think it is important to note the trends we are seeing in the City with job postings. Online job postings give a direction of hiring trends.
The good news is that job growth is not concentrated in 1 or 2 areas – there are 14 occupations that currently each have over 1,500 postings for jobs in NYC. Sales and customer service experience seem to be a common skill required across many of the jobs available.
Here are some of the facts:
- Between February and April there were 121,871 jobs posted online in NYC. Note that many employers don’t post online, but advertise in print or locally. So there are thousands more opportunities in the City at any given moment.
- The top 4 sectors with the highest number of jobs include: IT/Computer; Sales; Office and Administrative Support; and Management.
- Here are the actual number of postings:
|Job Title||Online Postings from 2/1-3/31|
|Executive Secretaries/Admin Assistants||3,071|
|Customer Service Representatives||1,548|
|Financial Services Sales||1,582|
|Financial Managers (branch or department)||2,666|
|Food Prep Managers/First Line Supervisors||1,517|
The opportunities exist in NYC. But, you do need to think flexibly and creatively. I met a man on the train the other day who shared a Craig’s List ad for a 2 day temp job that turned into a full-time $13/hour job since last May. He is working in promotions and marketing for a midtown tourist attraction. He also had a plan for after the current position ran its course: he is concurrently working on getting his licenses and putting his resume in for transportation related jobs in the NYC metro area. He learned his lesson that having a plan A and a plan B worked for his family and his peace of mind. And also that taking on a job outside his typical set of experiences was fun and a pit stop of sorts on his journey through the ever changing NYC labor market.
Angie Kamath, who overseesWorkforce1 as the Deputy Commissioner of Workforce Development at the NYC Department of Small Business Services, shares her perspective on Workforce1 and the New York City job market in her weekly Jobs in New York City column.
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