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Boston Jobs Still Available

Posted on July 29, 2009

As the area is one of the few that hasn’t been gravely affected by the recession, several Boston jobs are still available. Visit http://www.bostonjobs.com to find out more.

Although the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy area has seen its economy take a slight decline, it also has managed to add jobs on a month-to-month basis. During May the area saw its unemployment rate increase from 7.2 percent to 7.5 percent, which was lower than the national unemployment rate at the time of 9.4 percent.

During June, the area had a total non-farm employment of 2,455,700 workers, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is up from 2,442,000 workers during May, but a 2.7 percent decrease from last year.

StartUpHire.com recently found that the greater Boston area had more than 700 job openings at venture capital-backed companies during the end of Q2. This puts Boston second only to Silicon Valley, which had more than 2,000 openings. The company also looked at the number of jobs available in Atlanta, Seattle, Austin, Southern California, Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia.

In addition, StartUpHire.com found the 10 fastest-growing companies in each region. In greater Boston, those companies include:

  • Acceleron Pharma – a biotechnology firm based in Cambridge
  • CambridgeSoft Corp. – a Cambridge-based software and related-technologies provider for the biotech industry
  • Turbine Inc. – a social-gaming firm in Westwood
  • ITA Software – a travel technology provider based in Cambridge
  • Kronos – a time-management technologies firm in Chelmsford
  • Senior Whole Health – a Cambridge-based provider of health plans for seniors
  • Zipcar – a time-share auto services company in Cambridge
  • Gomez – a Web technology firm based in Lexington
  • E-Ink – a provider of digital display technologies in Cambridge
  • Acquia – a Web technology firm in Andover