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Hiring conditions worse than earlier in 2012

Job sourcing company Boconoco recently released its third quarter review of job availability in the Front Range.

According to Kris Erlewine, CEO and founder of Boconoco, hiring conditions appear to have worsened since the second quarter of 2012. Job openings decreased from 4,368 in the second quarter to 3,263 in the third quarter.


Whether or not this is a seasonal or structural change in the job market is too difficult to be determined, said Erlewine.

The review found that vacancies in engineering positions dominated the Front Range with over 3,700 openings and very strong demand for software, hardware, network and internet-related engineers.

Accounting and finance positions were also strong with more than 1,500 available jobs. Marketing and sales positions were reported with 1,030 openings.

Front Range companies that listed the highest numbers of new job openings included Deloitte, DISH Network, State of Colorado, Level 3, Comcast, CU Boulder, UCD-Anschutz, Raytheon, HP and Catholic Health Initiatives.

The report looked at 300 employers from Fort Collins, the third-largest section of the report behind Boulder and Denver.

The entire set of market view graphs can be viewed here.

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