Southeast Ohio Employers Posting More Jobs Online

By
Michael Locklear

Dateline
Updated Fri, Jun 29, 2012 4:05 pm

Employers are posting more jobs online in southeast Ohio.

That's according to the latest snapshot of job postings from the state's website OhioMeansJobs.com.

The report covers mid-April to mid-May and shows an increase of 560 ads from the previous reporting period.

Angela Terez with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says that's good news even though it's not a dramatic improvement.

"Clearly, more employers are hiring, so we think it's a sign that things are slowly but surely starting to get better," Terez said.

The report reflects an increase of 1,517 job ads from the same period a year ago.

The top occupations found in the postings are truck drivers and registered nurses.

Terez says using OhioMeansJobs.com is a snap.

"It's very easy to use. It can walk you through the steps, and if you see jobs that you'd like to apply for, you can save them in a folder and go back to them later," she said. "You can apply for jobs directly from OhioMeansJobs, too, so it's really a great resource... I think it's a great place to start if you're looking for work."

More than 7,900 jobs in 25 counties were posted online during the 30-day period.

The data comes from research association The Conference Board.

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