Earlier in the year, we reported that hiring at some of the largest websites in the U.S. had been strong. We decided to revisit these companies – and a few more – to see what hiring demand has been like for these "web giants" over the past 90 days. The companies we looked at were: Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yahoo. All of these companies have been highly featured in news this year, with IPO's, new product launches, and potential buy-outs affecting these organizations. Has hiring demand been affected as well? Combined, these companies posted more than 5,600 new job ads online over the past 90 days, representing an 18% decline versus 2010.
Hiring Demand at Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yahoo – 4 Years
Although hiring has declined overall, 4 of these companies have seen year-over-year increases. Amazon, Yahoo, Facebook, and Twitter have all increased the number of online job ads versus the same 90-day time period in 2010. (According to WANTED Analytics™, Twitter did not place any online job ads during this time period in 2010 and a percent change can not be calculated.)
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Since these companies rely heavily on technology, it isn't surprising that Computer and tech jobs are among the most demanded. 6 of the 10 most demanded occupations by these companies were IT careers: Software Engineers (Applications), Computer and Information Systems Managers, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, IT Project Managers, Web Developers, and Computer Systems Engineers/Architects. Of these, only IT Project Managers saw less demand this year than in 2010; the others all saw year-over-year increases. Other in-demand occupations during the past 90 days included Marketing Managers, Operations Managers, Market Research Analysts, and Sales Managers. Although, these all experienced declines compared to 2010.
Occupations with Highest Volume of Job Ads at Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yahoo
Not surprisingly, many of these job openings are located on the West Coast, with Seattle and San Jose the top 2 cities in the United States and accounting for more than 3,600 of these job ads. Other high-demanding areas included New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.