• Recruiting and employment in Columbus, Ohio

  • Columbus, Ohio has been pegged as one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It has a diverse economy with several major sectors that present opportunities for recruiters. These sectors are the service sector, government and trade sectors.

    The vast majority of workers can be found in the trade sector, transportation and utilities sector where they make up 192,600 workers of the total 1,023,300 workers in the workforce.

    The largest employers in the public sector include the State of Ohio, Ohio State University and Ohio Health. In the private sector, leading employers include JP Morgan Chase and Company, Limited Brands and Nationwide Insurance.

    Columbus has currently got an unemployment rate of 4.3% which is 2% lower than the national average. A growing service industry guarantees that this trend will continue. The current growth is at 2.2% as at February 2015. The manufacturing industry has seen a decline in the period between September 2014 and February 2015, and it currently accounts for only 70,200 workers.

    The information sector is not doing well in Columbus, and has minimal opportunities. It revealed a decline of 6.6% in February 2015, following a downward trend since September 2014.

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