According to one recent report, the number of job openings will be higher in July compared to the year before.

The July 2012 Employment Outlook, conducted by SimplyHired, stated that the number of positions available increased by 13.3 percent from last year and 9.2 percent from the month before. The areas with the most significant growth were Pittsburgh and Boston, which both saw 16 percent upticks in available jobs. Next on the list is Salt Lake City, which has 15 percent more jobs available than it did last year.

SimplyHired's co-founder and CEO Gautam Godhwani says that there was reason to feel optimistic about the future of the job market.

"For the second month in a row we're seeing positive growth in job openings nationwide," said Godhwani. "This steady increase is reflected across all the major metro areas, showing that employers have confidence in today's economy, which is very encouraging as we head towards the fall hiring season."

One sector that is poised to have a number of openings over the next few years is the healthcare field. A study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce found that by 2020, 5.2 million jobs would be available in the sector.

Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.

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