Beyond.com Reports More Than48 Percent of
Industries Experienced a Quarterly Gain in Jobs in
Second Quarter 2010
Jobs Continued to Grow into July, Increasing by 1.17 Percent from June
August 16, 2010 10:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
PHILADELPHIA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Beyond.com, Inc., the world’s largest network of niche career
communities, today released its Second Quarter 2010 Career Trend Analysis Report, which revealed more than 48
percent of industries experienced a quarterly percentage gain in online jobs posted, signifying a healthier economy
leading into the second half of the year.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate was unchanged in the month of July holding at
9.5 percent. However, Beyond.com’s data indicates the job market is showing slow and steady signs of a recovery
and hard-hitting sectors such as retail and travel are beginning to expand once again.
According to the Beyond.com quarterly report, which gathers information across thousands of top-tier industry and
local career sites, more than 73 percent of employers were looking for full-time employees, an increase of 12
percent from the previous quarter. Healthcare and Medical represented the largest percentage gain in overall jobs
posted (5.57 percent), followed by Sales and Sales Management with 2.24 percent.
Jobs continued to grow into July, increasing by 1.17 percent over June. In July, entry level positions showed the
largest increase of 39 percent and Merchandising, Purchasing and Retail jobs representing the largest jump among
industries with an increase of 137 percent. Customer Service had the next largest increase (77 percent) and Travel,
Hospitality and Restaurant following behind (41 percent). This is a positive sign to see, especially since some of these
industries had dropped during the previous quarter.
“We are excited to see job numbers continuing to grow and hard-hitting sectors beginning to rebound," said Rich
Milgram, CEO of Beyond.com, Inc. “In June, we spoke