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Top trends in New York Hiring

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area - August 2016

Top trends in New York Hiring

Monster Intelligence dug into who’s hiring and for what in New York these days. If you’re recruiting in this area, you’ll want to know what we found.

Encompassing the largest municipal and regional economy in the United States, New York City is characterized as the world's premier financial center. The New York metro area is the center of many industries, including finance, international trade, new and traditional media, real estate, education, fashion and entertainment, tourism, biotechnology, and manufacturing. The biggest drivers of job growth are the New York metro area's leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, education and professional industries. The area has created 196,500 new jobs over the past 12-months; the unemployment rate was 4.7% in June 2016 which was 0.2 percentage points below the national rate of 4.9%.

By June 2016, 10 million workers were employed in the New York area, and the market accounts for 5% of all jobs posted on Monster, more than any other metro area. To give you some insight into what your recruiting competitors are up to, our Monster Intelligence team analyzed data from the CEB TalentNeuron™ tool to identify which companies are posting the most jobs, and which jobs are most listed, and which jobs are most searched. Not surprising, a diverse range of positions are most in-demand in the New York area that includes: marketing managers, registered nurses, software application developers, and truck drivers.

What are companies hiring for?

Most Common Employment in New York:

  • Administrative Supervisors
  • Executives
  • Retail Supervisors
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Human Resources

Most In-Demand Jobs in New York:

  • Marketing Managers
  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-trailer
  • Retail Salespersons

New York Jobs:

  • 38% of available New York area jobs are for Technology, Sales, and Healthcare workers
  • Of all open technology positions, 38% of available Technology jobs are for Software Engineers
  • Of all open sales positions, 45% of available Sales jobs are for Retail
  • Of all open healthcare positions, 41% of available Healthcare jobs are for Nurses

Most Common New York Jobs Include:

Marketing Managers
# employed: 22,180
Annual wage: $181,410

Registered Nurses
# employed: 169,470
Annual wage: $85,260

Software Developers, Applications
# employed: 69,430
Annual wage: $108,770

Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-trailer
# employed: 57,360
Annual wage: $50,080

What are job seekers looking for?

Most viewed New York jobs:

  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Software Developers and Programmers
  • Miscellaneous Business Operations Specialists (e.g., Project Managers, Program Managers, etc.)

Top New York job searches:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Part Time
  • Receptionist
  • Accounting
  • Customer Service
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Entry Level
  • Manager

Want to know more about the top trends in New York hiring? Check out the New York Market Overview from Monster Intelligence.

Data finding are based on analysis of all available online jobs reported by the TalentNeuron tool and Monster job seeking activity from more than 22 million unique visitors1.

1comScore Media Metrix, 1Q 2016, 3-month average, (includes all US Mobile + PC traffic)