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Top Trends in Denver Hiring

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area – November 2016

Top Trends in Denver Hiring

Denver Job Trends

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

The Denver area repeats as a top-ranked area in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers. Home to several Fortune 500 companies, the area is a natural location and distribution hub for the American west and supports a number of growing industries in technology and telecommunications.  The biggest drivers of job growth are the Denver metro area’s construction, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and healthcare industries. The area has created 46,500 new jobs over the past 12-months; the unemployment rate was 3.2% in August 2016 which was 1.7 percentage points below the national rate of 4.9%.

By August 2016, about 1.5 million workers were employed in the Denver area, and the market accounts for 21% of all jobs posted on Monster in the Mountain region, second to Phoenix, Arizona. 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. Similar to most U.S. Markets and supporting Denver’s diverse economy, some of the positions most in-demand include retail workers, food service workers and administrative support roles.

What are companies hiring for?

Most Common Employment in Denver:

  • Retail Salespersons
  • Food Preparation and Serving Workers
  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Customer Service Representatives

Most In-Demand Jobs in Denver:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-trailer
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Applications Software Developers
  • Customer Service Representatives

Denver Jobs:

  • 39% of available Denver area jobs are for Healthcare, Sales, and  Technology workers
  • Of all open healthcare positions, 46% of available Healthcare jobs are for Nurses
  • Of all open sales positions, 37% of available Sales jobs are for Retail
  • Of all open technology positions, 32% of available Technology jobs are for Software Developers

Most Common Denver Jobs Include:

Registered Nurses
# employed: 25,820
Annual wage: $71,730

Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-trailer
# employed: 13,580
Annual wage: $47,870

Retail Salespersons
# employed: 43,890
Annual wage: $27,260

Software Developers, Applications
# employed: 14,820
Annual wage: $104,320

What are job seekers looking for?

Most viewed Denver jobs:

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

Top Denver job searches:

  • Sales
  • Part Time
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Accounting
  • Receptionist
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
  • Manager
  • Marketing
  • Work from Home

Want to know more about the top trends in Denver hiring? Check out the Denver 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)