The continuing recession and a 9.5% jobless rate sent 65 million Americans to job search-websites in June 2009, a 10% increase vs. a year ago that makes the career services & development one of the top-growing site categories, according to data from comScore Media Metrix and comScore Marketer.
The analysis also revealed that customer service, warehouse and sales jobs are the most searched.
Top 10 Career Sites
CareerBuilder LLC led the category in June with 21.7 million unique visitors, followed by Yahoo HotJobs with 17.9 million visitors (up 23% vs. a year ago) and Monster.com with 14.5 million visitors (up 6%). The next three sites in the ranking each achieved substantial growth in the past year, with Indeed growing 59% to 8 million visitors, Job.com Sites up 46 % to 7.4 million visitors, and SnagAJob up 48% to 4.7 million visitors.
Seven of the top 10 sites in the category achieved double-digit gains vs. June 2008.
“Job and career-related resources continue to be one of the fastest-growing categories online,” said Jeff Hackett, comScore SVP. “The top three sites in the category have maintained their leadership positions for several years now, but there are also a few upstarts in the industry making some noise.”
Customer Service Jobs Most Searched
comScore also conducted an analysis of the most searched occupations within the career services & development category to understand which jobs are in high demand and/or supply. “Customer service” ranked as the most searched occupation with 273,000 people searching on that term in the category in June. It was followed by “warehouse” (257,000 searchers) and “sales” (217,000 searchers).