California saw a nearly 7 percent spike in job vacancies advertised online in February, according to the latest statistics from the Conference Board.
Statewide, there were 568,900 ads in February, up from 533,300 ads in January. Last month’s total was down slightly from 571,000 ads in February 2013.
California's month-to-month gain of 35,600 ads easily led the nation. Texas came in second with 20,900 ads added month-to-month.
The board said 26,700 ads were posted in Sacramento last month, up nearly 4.3 percent from 25,600 in January but a 4.6 percent decline from 28,000 in February last year.
Nationally, the board said, ads rose 268,100 from January to February, to 5,186,200.
“After a very lackluster 2013, the large February increase is the first signal in many months of possible renewed strength in demand for labor,” said June Shelp, vice president of the Conference Board. “The large increase may partially be a result of pent-up demand following the bad winter weather across the U.S.”
Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.