iHire Issues 4th Annual U.S. Job Industry Recap & Outlook Report

HR Tech Outlook | Thursday, January 13, 2022

Recruitment marketing leader analyzes 43.9 million job postings from 2021 and offers forward-looking hiring advice for 2022

Frederick, Maryland – iHire today published its fourth annual U.S. Job Industry Recap & Outlook Report, an analysis of the 43.9 million job postings shared across its recruitment marketing platform’s 57 industry-specific talent communities in 2021. The report, which also includes forward-looking hiring advice for 2022, is now available to download:

Highlights from iHire’s U.S. Job Industry Recap & Outlook Report include the following:

Total Job Postings: 2021 brought a record 43.9 million job postings to iHire’s platform – a 65.0% increase from 2020’s total.

Top Hiring Sectors: Candidates could find the most career opportunities in the Science & Engineering, Professional & Administrative, and Health & Social Service sectors in 2021, as these segments boasted 10.5 million, 10.0 million, and 9.9 million job postings, respectively.

Top Hiring Industries: Of iHire’s 57 industry-specific talent communities, iHireTransportation (5.4 million), iHireNursing (5.3 million), iHireTechnology (3.8 million), iHireSalesPeople (2.7 million), and iHireRetail (2.5 million) promoted the most job openings in 2021.

Most In-Demand Roles: Throughout the year, employers most frequently sought applicants for CDL Truck Driver, Registered Nurse (RN), Warehouse Associate, Sales Rep, Clerk/Cashier, and Software Developer positions on iHire.

Remote Work Trends: Employers posted 227,694 remote job openings to iHire’s platform in 2021. Top talent communities for remote jobs included iHireTechnology, iHireCustomerService, iHireSalesPeople, iHireEngineering, and iHireAccounting. Common remote job career titles comprised Software Developer, Sales Rep, Customer Service Rep, Engineer, and Data Scientist.

“Our data points to economic recovery and a steady employment landscape, which we hope will continue well into 2022,” said Steve Flook, iHire’s President and CEO. “Although hiring is back in full swing after COVID-19 hit the labor market hard in 2020, employers are facing high turnover rates and talent shortages, as record numbers of workers are quitting their jobs. In the new year, iHire is committed to guiding recruiters through these new challenges to find qualified, career-driven talent that stays with their organization long-term.”

To download iHire’s U.S. Job Industry Recap & Outlook Report: 2021-2022, visit:

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