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'Help Wanted' Job Ads Rise by 12 Percent

Feb. 4, 2013

Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun Sentinel

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Florida's "help wanted" online ads rose in January by nearly 28,000 openings, or 12.3 percent, over the same month in 2012, according to The Conference Board research group.

Compared to December, job postings decreased by 1.7 percent. But since Florida's demand for labor bottomed out in April 2009, online job ads have increased by nearly 105,000 openings or 69 percent.

The largest number of job postings were for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations, sales and related jobs; office and administrative support; and computer and mathematical occupations.

Demand was strongest in large metro cities with Miami having the highest percentage gain, more than 26 percent, over the year in ads.

In Broward, online job ads increased by more than 2,500 jobs or 14 percent from January 2012, but decreased by 3.9 percent since December.

In Palm Beach County, help wanted ads rose by nearly 2,000 jobs or 12.5 percent, but fell by 2.5 percent from December.

Employers listed with more than 100 jobs ads in the two counties include Memorial Healthcare, Broward Health, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, Comcast, AT&T, Wells Fargo, Tenet Health, NextEra Energy, Delray Medical Center, HCA, St. Mary's Medical Center and Office Depot.


Source: (c)2013 the Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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