Good news for job seekers: California saw a surge in online job postings in January as Sacramento and other metro markets posted monthly and year-over-year gains, according to The Conference Board, the New York-based business research group.
The board said Wednesday that California employers posted 596,100 online ads last month, up 4.3 percent from December’s total of 571,500. Last month’s total represented a 12.1 percent gain from 531,500 ads posted in January 2014.
Sacramento had 29,900 online ads in January, up 3.8 percent from 28,800 in December and a nearly 18 percent gain from 25,400 in January 2014.
Nationally, job-vacancy ads rose 150,400 to 5.26 million from December to January.
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In a statement accompanying the monthly report, the board’s Gad Levanon said: “Online labor demand begins 2015 with a large gain, suggesting that labor markets are continuing to improve. In January, all large States and (metropolitan areas) showed solid growth with the increase spread across the major occupational categories.”
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