ODesk October Online Jobs Report

In addition to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Unemployment report, we will be adding some more color from online labor market leader ODesk.

In October, ODesk reports the following highlights:

  • The mobile category is going strong: in particular, demand for Android skills was up 710% in October vs. October 2009. This data jibes with a report released yesterday regarding the fact that Android has just become the number one mobile operating system in the U.S. with huge growth over the past year. A significant opportunity thus exists for Android developers.
  • Workers familiar with Facebook have 190% more opportunities today over this time one year ago.
  • Globalization embraced by SMBs: demand for Translators is up 340%

Online Employment Data courtesy of oDesk, the largest and fastest-growing global employment platform.