Responding to increased demand, job site Monster.com has launched a marketing, advertising and public relations channel, the exclusive sponsor of which is marketing and PR headhunting firm Aquent, MediaPost writes. The new channel includes specialized search for industry-related resumes and postings from the Monster database, as well as a community and message board.
Demand is particularly high for online marketing professionals, Norma Gaffin, Monster director of content, is quoted as saying. Moreover, the job market in advertising, marketing and PR is favorable to employees, according to Aquent Director of Marketing Eric Wanta. Monster says advertising/marketing/public relations job postings on Monster grew more than 18 percent in the last year - 11 percent in May alone.
The hottest U.S. markets - cities with the largest growth in marketing jobs over the past year, based on openings listed on Monster - were Orlando (+147 percent); Tampa-St. Petersburg (+88 percent); Miami (+84 percent); Cincinnati (+67 percent); and Houston (+60 percent).