Cities with the Most Job Postings
These are cities in which employers have the most job openings posted on Indeed in relation to their population.
Cities with the Least Job Competition
These are cities where the ratio of job postings to the number of unemployed is the highest. For instance, 4:1.
Job Sectors with the Highest Growth in Openings
These are industries that have the greatest difference in job postings on Indeed as compared to last year.
Transportation has 124% more job postings vs. this same time last year. Right now, there are over 734,000 job postings in the transportation category! Top job titles are delivery driver, driver, dispatcher, shipping and receiving clerk, scheduling coordinator, CDL Class A driver, and school bus driver.
For the first title, delivery driver, the top hiring employers are: Dominos, NTB, Flex Logistics, Advance Auto Parts and Knight Refrigerated. If you are interested in going where the jobs are, you should check Houston, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando, Charlotte and Phoenix.
The job title with the most openings above is delivery driver. This does not always mean delivery of pizza. There are many companies that need people to transport goods and may or may not require a CDL license.
Hospitality has 70% more job postings vs. this same time last year. In the hospitality sector, there are over 388,000 job openings. The top job titles are for front desk agent, housekeeper, server, dishwasher, host, restaurant manager, front desk associate, bartender, event coordinator, and custodian. The big chains hiring for front desk agents are La Quinta Inns and Suites, Anchorage Marriott Downtown, TMI Hospitality, Drury Hotels, and InterContinental Hotels Group. The cities with a confluence of open positions for hospitality are New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Houston, Orlando, Los Angeles and Washington DC.
A quick look at the first title, front desk agent, shows that the agent checks people into a hotel or motel, processes payments, answers guests concerns, runs daily reports, reports accidents and problems to the manager, balances the books, and handles check-outs. The position entails many different shifts, including, nights, weekends and holidays.
Education has 53% more job postings vs. this same time last year. As of last month, February, there were more than 221,000 job postings in this field. The openings, however, are not necessarily for teachers. The top job titles with the most demand are for program assistant, admissions representative, preschool teacher, online tutor, speech language pathologist, teacher assistant and instructional designer. It is not surprising that the locations of these jobs are similar to the cities mentioned above for the other sectors. They include NYC, Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston. Let’s take a look at the first job title in the list.
Program Assistant – The types of places that hire for this position are non-profits, medical facilities and schools. Job description: Oversee administrative and operational functions of the educational program and provide career counseling. Implement plans and measure results. Maintain and enforce a budget. Assist the program director and process paperwork.
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