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Online Job Postings Nearly Double In Metro Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) -- Online job postings in the nine-county metro Detroit area in the third quarter nearly doubled from the second quarter, according to a report released Monday by the Workforce Intelligence Network.

The job postings rose from 72,912 in the April-June quarter to 141,835 in the July-September quarter.

WIN's report tracks online job postings in Genesee, Shiawassee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne.

The biggest gains were seen in Oakland and Wayne counties, jumping from 20,230 to 40,443 postings in Oakland and from 29,451 to 56,625 in Wayne.

The health care and retail-hospitality sectors saw the largest jump in employer demand, 118 and 117 percent growth respectively.

The full report can be viewed online at:

"Employers are posting at the highest rates we've seen since real-time data have been available, a sign they are looking for more people and more talent," said Lisa Katz, WIN Executive Director. "Overall, continued strong demand in the form of online job postings is good news for the southeast Michigan economy."

The region's top five job postings for the third quarter were retail sales staff (5,858 postings), registered nurses (4,819 postings), application software developers (4,076 postings), sales representatives in wholesale and manufacturing industries (3,875 postings), and first-line supervisors of retail sales staff (3,475 postings).

The Workforce Intelligence Network of Southeast Michigan is a collaborative effort between eight community colleges and seven Michigan Works Agencies, in partnership with numerous other organizations, to create a comprehensive and cohesive workforce development system in Southeast Michigan that provides employers with the talent they need for success.

The colleges involved are Macomb, Monroe County, Mott, Oakland, Schoolcraft, St. Clair County, Washtenaw and Wayne County community colleges.

The Michigan Works agencies involved are the Detroit Employment Solutions Corp., the Genesee-Shiawassee Michigan Works Agency, Livingston County Michigan Works, Macomb-St. Clair Michigan Works, Oakland County Michigan Works, the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance, and Washtenaw County Michigan Works.

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