Overall Growth Slows, But Listings for HR Jobs Continues to Grow

Private industry job growth may have stalled last month, but HR jobs continued to grow.

New job trend numbers from Indeed.com show that human resource job listings grew 4 percent from April to May, increasing from a 3 percent increase from march to April. For the month, Indeed counted 66,482 new listings for HR jobs of all types. Since May of last year, that’s a 36 percent increase.

At the same time, the number of searches for these jobs increased 53 percent in the year. And the number of clicks into HR jobs also jumped. Most frequently clicked on in May were HR jobs with the title of generalist, assistant, or manager. Recruiter titled jobs got almost 83,ooo clicks.

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“Human resources” was the category’s most frequently searched keyword, with 726,000 searches during the month. Add in the keyword variants such as “HR” and the search total bumps up to almost 900,000. “Recruiter” was second, with 111,000 searches.

Indeed.com has similar data for a dozen other industry categories. Only job listings in the real estate sector showed a consistent decline for the year, the quarter, and the month. The biggest percentage growth in listings for the year was in transportation, at 65 percent. Manufacturing was second, with a 52 percent increase in listings. By far, healthcare has the most number of jobs advertised.

John Zappe is the editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor of ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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