CareerBuilder Points Out Job Growth


CHICAGO (UPI) — Knowing where to go and what to do could be a critical help in finding a job, research from CareerBuilder suggests.

“Job creation in the United States is on an upward trajectory,” said CareerBuilder Chief Executive Officer Matt Ferguson in a statement.

“While growth has been slower or stagnant in certain areas, there is a wide range of industries where the production of new jobs has accelerated,” he said.

The job categories that are on the upswing include “markets tied to energy, production, technology, healthcare, transportation and consulting,” he said.

Jobs with growth in the double digits and that have added at least 20,000 jobs since 2010 include drilling oil and gas wells, up 29 percent; electronic shopping, up 23 percent; crude oil extraction, up 21 percent; and temporary help services up 20 percent, CareerBuilder said.

Also on the fast-growth list: Marketing consulting, computer systems design, and specialized freight and home healthcare services.

And what markets are growing?

Go West, young job seeker.

The San Jose, Calif., job market has grown 7 percent from 2010, while the Houston job market has grown 6 percent.

In Austin, Texas, the market is up 6 percent and in Detroit, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, and Raleigh, N.C., jobs are up 5 percent, CareerBuilder said.

San Francisco and Phoenix, Ariz., have also seen solid job growth, both markets up 4 percent, CareerBuilder said.

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