Yesterday, we covered hiring demand for the accommodation and food services sector in Canada, the area with the most job growth during October 2013. The US experienced a similar peak, with the travel and leisure sector leading job growth in America. Today, we'll look more at this sector to see what jobs and locations of the most demand. In October 2013, there were about 305,000 jobs advertised online. This is a 26% year-over-year increase compared to October 2013. This also marks a new 4-year high in demand. Within travel and leisure, limited service restaurants, full-service restaurants, hotels and motels (except casino hotels), fitness and recreational sports centers, and casino hotels had the most job postings.
Hiring Demand for Travel and Leisure Sector in the US
The 10 occupations with the most job ads are listed below, along with their year-over-year growth. The only occupation to see a decline when compared to October 2012 was Food Service Managers, which had 10% fewer ads this year than last. Most of the high demand jobs below are related to food service.
|Occupation||YOY Percentage Change|
|First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers||25.40%|
|Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food||55.30%|
|Food Service Managers||-10.50%|
|Waiters and Waitresses||24.70%|
|Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners||28.10%|
|First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers||26.40%|
|General and Operations Managers||35.60%|
The most jobs were seen in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington (DC), and Dallas.
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