Staffing firms and job specialists are seeing an uptick in California companies hiring, especially in the technology, healthcare and hospitality sectors.
Their on-the-ground perspective is in line with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday that the Golden State employment rate fell to 8.6% in May, down from 9% the month before.
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Technology -- and the demand for software and Web developers -- is leading job growth on Monster, Ruge said. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act is spurring a boom in healthcare jobs such as doctors, nurses and physical therapists.
Brandi Britton, a district president of professional staffing firm Robert Half International, said the company has seen growth over "a number of sequential months and quarters."