Aug. 7, 2013
Snagajob released its quarterly report of job seeker activity based on data captured from its website. The report notes that adults under 25 are more active in their job search efforts than older Americans.
Report highlights include:
- Younger job seekers have been more likely to get back in the hunt compared to the older working population. The "Reactivation Index," which looks at the number of job seekers who have reactivated their job search after at least 90 days of inactivity compared to the prior year, shows a 5.4 percentage point increase among users 24 and younger but a 3.4 point and 2.1 point decrease in seekers ages 25 to 44 and 45 and older, respectively, for the period ending in June 2013.
- Job seekers under the age of 24 have increased 17.5 percent on Snagajob.com over the past year.
- The Snagajob report shows a 114 percent increase of mobile job searches.
Snagajob's third "Counter Intelligence: The Snagajob Service Industry Hiring Report," captured data from its website from July 2012 through June 2013.
"Government job data has consistently shown that industries dominated by hourly employees continue to add jobs," said Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Snagajob. "Growth in these industries is sparking job seeker optimism, prompting Snagajob users to hit the virtual pavement to resume their job search."
Bureau of Labor Statistics data showed that that the retail industry added 47,000 jobs and the restaurant industry added 38,000 jobs in July. In the past year, retail and restaurants — two primary industries represented on Snagajob's site — have added a combined 733,000 jobs.
"The year-over-year increase we've seen in younger job seekers is one of the driving factors behind the exponential increase in mobile visits to our site," Hamilton added. "Millennials are the largest mobile users in our marketplace so it's not surprising that we've seen a 114 percent increase in mobile visits to our site compared to last year."
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