Which Twin Cities Employers Have The Most Open Jobs?
Five companies (four of which are based in Minnesota) sought to fill 3,626 positions in the Twin Cities last month, according to a recent report from job aggregator website SimplyHired.com.
The site’s “U.S. Employment Outlook” report—whose results were also published by Forbes magazine—indicates the five companies that were seeking to fill the most positions in each of 25 major U.S. metro areas. To create its report, SimplyHired.com indexes online job listings from job boards, newspapers, company career websites, and staffing agencies. The organization then uses a patented algorithm and search technology to provide a real-time snapshot of nationwide job openings.
According to SimplyHired.com, the University of Minnesota was looking to hire the most people in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area last month. The university sought people to fill 898 positions—a 1 percent month-over-month increase, according to the report.
Oak Brook, Illinois-based The McDonald’s Corporation was the employer hiring the second-most positions in the Twin Cities—the fast food chain sought 834 new employees. Although it was a top-hiring employer in the metro area, the company experienced a 2.8 percent month-over-month decrease in its number of job openings.
Despite experiencing a 16.4 percent month-over-month decrease in job openings, Minneapolis-based Great Clips was the third Twin Cities employer looking to hire the most people last month. The hair salon franchise sought to fill 685 positions.
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, with 632 open positions (a 26.1 percent month-over-month increase), and Maplewood-based 3M Company, with 577 jobs (a 26.2 percent increase), rounded out the five companies with the most open positions in the Twin Cities in September.
According to SimplyHired.com, a total of 87,730 job openings in Minneapolis were listed on its website last month.
The number of nationwide job listings last month, meanwhile, increased by 7 percent month-over-month and 35 percent year-over-year. Los Angeles (11.5 percent), Sacramento, California (10.9 percent), and Kansas City, Missouri (10.7 percent) experienced the largest jump in job openings from the previous month. Additionally, 49 out of 50 metro areas posted an increase in job openings, and 16 out of 18 industries also experienced growth in open positions, according to the report.
“Our September data shows that job growth remains strong as we move into fall,” James Beriker, president and CEO of SimplyHired.com, said in a statement. “This is a very positive signal that the recovery is across geographies and segments and not isolated in specific regions or job segments.”
To view the full report, click here.
The government shutdown delayed the release of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)’s September employment report. Last month, DEED reported that the state had added 12,200 jobs in August. The state’s unemployment rate dropped to a seasonally adjusted 5.1 percent—the lowest level since April 2008 and below the national average of 7.3 percent.