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Industries Seeing the Biggest Pickup in Hiring

The jobs picture is finally starting to brighten: The number of job listings is on the rise, companies are making hiring announcements and more hiring managers say they plan to hire full-time workers in 2011 than in the past two years.

“We’re seeing encouraging signs that a recovery is underway,” said Rony Kahan, the co-founder and chief technology officer of job-listing site
Twenty-four percent of hiring managers said they plan to hire full-time workers in 2011, up from 20 percent this year and 14 percent in 2009, according to a recent survey by

One obvious sign that hiring is picking up: The number of job listings for recruiters, the people who do the hiring, is up 20 percent in the past six months, according to

And, in their latest Industry Employment Trends Survey, all 12 of the major industries they track showed at least 30 percent more job postings in November from January and eight of those industries were 50 percent or more.

So where are the jobs? Click through to see six of the industries with the biggest pickup in hiring, which companies are doing the most hiring in those sectors, and some of the positions they’re looking for.

By Cindy PermanPosted 30 Dec 2010

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