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Who's hiring?

Who's hiring?

Want to get back to work? Many employers are hiring.

The national unemployment rate remained at a low of 3.6 in April. And employers continue to report that they are struggling to find workers—which makes this a great time for job seekers.

So where exactly are the jobs?

Nearly 430,000 new jobs were added in April 2022.

The U.S. Department of Labor reported that Most gains were in these areas:

  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation and warehousing

Leisure and hospitality

The number of people working in restaurants, bars, and hotels grew from March to April. This continued hiring is a sign that service businesses are coming back, and it remains a good time to look for jobs in the service industry.

Learn more about this field in this overview video of hospitality and tourism or explore hospitality and tourism careers.

Want to know more about your local job market for leisure and hospitality opportunities? Visit the Business Finder and search for local businesses such as restaurants, entertainment spaces, hotels, or more. Then visit the Job Finder to search by keyword, business name, or job title.

Manufacturing

Employment in manufacturing also increased in April. The manufacturing industry includes jobs that produce products and equipment—from commercial products such as concrete, metals, chemicals, and machinery, to personal products like computers, clothing, toys, and food and beverages. Customer demand for products continues to rise, and there are far fewer people employed in manufacturing today than there were before the pandemic, so new jobs may be more likely here in the coming months as manufacturing plants begin producing more products.

Learn more about manufacturing in this overview video of the manufacturing industry or explore manufacturing careers.

Want to know more about your local job market for opportunities in manufacturing? Visit the Business Finder and search for local by the keyword "manufacturing". Then visit the Job Finder to search by keyword, business name, or job title.

Transportation and warehousing

Transportation and warehousing is one area where there are more jobs now than there were before the pandemic, and new jobs were added in April.

Job openings in this industry range from entry-level warehouse and fulfillment jobs to logistics and operations manager positions. Also in demand are commercial driving jobs, which require a CDL license that can be earned in less than two months (locate a local CDL training program near you).

Learn more about this field from the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics overview video, or explore Careers in Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics.

Professional and business services

Most new professional and business services jobs in April were in services to buildings and dwellings, accounting and bookkeeping services, management and technical consulting services, and computer systems design and related services. Many of these positions can be remote or virtual.

If you have experience in any of these fields, you can search local job postings, or find a remote or virtual job.

Don’t have training or experience in a professional service? There are still many work-from-home options in customer service and other areas. Visit Find a Remote Job and enter keywords like “customer service” to see what might be a good fit for you.

Retail trade

Stores and other retail trade businesses continued to hire in April. Employment increased in general merchandise stores and food and beverage stores. Many retail stores are reporting that they are having trouble finding workers and are offering higher starting wages and more benefits.

Most retail jobs are in person and you can search for “retail” or the type of store you are interested in at Job Finder. You can also search the Business Finder for stores and other retail opportunities near you.

Construction

Construction employment remained fairly steady from March to April in both residential and nonresidential construction.

Learn more about the construction industry in this overview video of architecture and construction or explore architecture and construction careers.

Learn more about your local job market for construction by visiting the Job Finder to search by keyword, business name, or job title.

Health care

Employment numbers in health care grew slightly from March to April. But the number of jobs in health care is still much lower than it was before the pandemic, so new jobs are expected to continue to be added.

While most health care provider jobs require specific training, licenses, or certifications, you can get started as a certified nursing assistant with a few months of training (find a certified nursing assistant training program in your area; they generally last from 4 to 12 weeks). Other openings for people new to health care are in customer service positions or administrative jobs at all levels.

If you already have health care experience or credentials, visit the Job Finder to search for jobs near you. You can use the Business Finder to identify health care facilities near you.

Watch the Health Sciences overview video or Careers in Health Science video to learn more about the health care field.

Then visit the Local Training Finder to learn more about health care training and credentialing options.

Education

Employment in education remained at about the same level in April as it was in March.

View these videos to learn more: Education and training overview or Education and training careers.

Visit the Job Finder to search for education jobs near you.