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Jobsterís August Employment Report Highlights Hottest Jobs and Hot Local Markets


SEATTLE ó September 1, 2006 ó Is it a good time to be a bartender or a Java programmer? According to Jobsterís latest employment trends report, both jobs are among the fastest growing job searches on the Internet this month. Jobster, an online recruiting service that simplifies the difficult process of making successful career matches for both jobseekers and employers, released its monthly report on employment trends.

The report focuses on job search trends as an indication of fluctuations in local employment markets. Jobster monitors these trends on a monthly basis and reports on ongoing fluctuations in labor markets.

In the month of August, 2006, the following local markets experienced the greatest increases in job searches over prior months:
Houston, TX +19%
Philadelphia, PA +17%
Portland, OR +16%
Las Vegas, NV +14%
Jacksonville, FL +14%
Birmingham, AL +13%
Cincinnati, OH +13%
Detroit, MI +13%
Cleveland, OH +13%
Baltimore, MD +12%

The positions experiencing the greatest increase were:
Sales +30%
Cashier +28%
Java Programmer +23%
Bartender +19%
Customer Service +8%
Nanny +8%
Graphic Design +7%
Paralegal +6%
Construction +6%
Management +5%
Medical Assistant +5%
Education +5%

To generate the lists, Jobster compared more than 3.5 million job searches in August to searches in July for keywords and locations that had more than 5,000 searches -- to avoid low-volume terms skewing the results. There were 55 keywords and 48 locations that fit these criteria. The comparison stats were then normalized to account for the overall month-to-month increase in searches.

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