DENVER (CBS4) – Plenty of Coloradans are among those looking for work, and they all want to know who is hiring.
San Francisco-based Trulia just opened a Denver tech office and is looking to hire.
“One-hundred-fifty to maybe 200 people within the next year,” Connie Howard with Trulia said.
The company will be hiring customer service representatives, managers and sales positions.
It’s part of the reason economists say the latest employment figures suggest businesses are gaining confidence, creating 244,000 jobs in April.
At Jobing.com the mission is to connect local employers with employees. Vice President Brian Shumaker says the sectors with the most jobs are in education, banking and credit unions. But number one is health care.
“Heath care is the biggest industry here in Denver when it comes to the number open jobs,” Shumaker said. “Children’s Hospital is hiring aggressively. Centura has a number of locations, so in any given day there is 100 or even thousands in the heath care facilities.”
Shumaker says big companies are moving into Colorado.
“There is a great candid pool here in Denver,” he said.
Ashford University is hiring 500 people; IKEA is hiring 150 part-time positions; Public Service Credit Union & Credit Union of Colorado has about 40 jobs available; and Trulia has 150 positions.
Employers are getting more strategic in how they look for employees. They’re not posting jobs because high unemployment has many companies getting flooded with applicants. The best advice is post a resume online at companies like Jobing.com — employers are looking through online resume banks to find their next hire.
Even with all the hiring, nearly 14 million Americans were unemployed last month. That’s double the number when the recession officially began in December of 2007.