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

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

Frederick, Maryland – Jan. 12, 2022 – 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:


About the Report

Data in this report are pulled from iHire’s job and job seeker databases, which include information from jobs posted directly through iHire as well as jobs aggregated from 30,000+ online sources.

About iHire

iHire is a leading career-oriented platform that powers a family of 57 industry-focused talent networks, including WorkInSports, iHireVeterinary, iHireDental, iHireConstruction, and iHireChefs. For more than 20 years, iHire has combined advanced job matching technology with our expertise in the talent acquisition space to connect job seekers with employers in their desired sector. With an industry-specific, candidate-centric, and data-driven approach to recruitment, iHire helps candidates find meaningful work, and employers find unique, high-quality talent – faster, easier, and more effectively than a general job board. Visit for more information. 

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