In one good sign for the labor market, some companies are posting more ads seeking employees. A Web site that aggregates online job ads across 12 major industries said help-wanted postings grew in January in half the fields it tracks compared with a year ago.
Indeed.com said the six industries with more job postings last month than in January 2009 were:
Hospitality, up 45 percent
Education, up 22 percent
Retail, up 16 percent
Real estate, up 14 percent
Manufacturing, up 4 percent
Media and newspapers, up 4 percent
Construction had 19 percent fewer job postings, accounting job listings dropped 8 percent, information technology by 5 percent, financial services by 4 percent, and the health care and tranportation sectors both had 3 percent fewer listings.