Job Front: Health care, tech led Sacramento-area April job postings

Published: Monday, May. 27, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 1B
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 29, 2013 - 8:59 am

Health and technology employers led the way in Sacramento online job postings in April, according to the latest report from the state's Employment Development Department.

Sutter Health and Dignity Health held the top two spots in the EDD's "help wanted online" report for April, posting more than 1,200 ads between them.

Intel, with more than 350 posts; Kaiser Permanente, with 259 ads; and Hewlett-Packard's 190 posts filled out the top five, while home improvement retailer Home Depot's 128 posts were good for No. 6.

Among the top occupations regional employers are seeking: registered nurses, computer systems analysts, computer support specialists and Web developers.

Retail sales staff, office and retail supervisors, customer service representatives, tractor-trailer drivers, and wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives also were in demand in April, according to the EDD's report.

As in March's report, demand for temporary hires appears strong, with staffing firms Randstad, Aerotek, Volt and Soliant among the 10 employers with the most job ads.

So where are the jobs?

Sacramento leads with nearly 15,800 postings, followed by Roseville (2,285), Folsom (1,562), Rancho Cordova (1,459) and Elk Grove (879).

No city in the region's top 10 had fewer than 500 postings.

West Sacramento, home to 639 posts, was at No. 6, followed by Woodland (612), Citrus Heights (568), Davis (565) and Rocklin (549).

Church event offers skills

Cordova Baptist Church continues its series of information fairs for job seekers next Saturday, June 8 and June 15 at the church, 10527 Coloma Road in Rancho Cordova.

The free fairs, from noon to 2 p.m., offer networking, local resources and information on colleges, state employment and career skills.

For more information, call the church at (916) 470-1585 or (916) 402-8888.

Job fair for military vets

UC Davis will hold a career fair for military veterans and other job seekers June 3 at UC Davis' MIND Institute in Sacramento.

The free Veterans and Diversity Career Fair is from 4 to 7 p.m. at the institute, 2825 50th St.

The fair links participants to career opportunities in the UC Davis Health System.

More than 30 departments are expected to be represented at the event, discussing a variety of staff positions from information technology to student services.

The event is sponsored by UC Davis Human Resources and Office of Campus Community Relations and the state's Employment Development Department.

Free parking is available at the EDD's offices, 2901 50th St.

For more information, visit healthsystem.ucdavis.edu/hr

Check with jobs expert

Have job hunting questions?

We've got an expert to provide the answers.

Terri Carpenter, spokeswoman with the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, will answer your questions at www.sacbee.com/personalfinanceblog

Call The Bee's Darrell Smith, (916) 321-1040.

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