Job Openings On the Rise

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There were 3.1 million job openings on the last business day of February 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics -- that's the highest number in two and a half years, and a marked increase from the 2.7 million job openings in January.

Meanwhile, job search website CareerBuilder saw a 23 percent year-over-year increase in job listings in March, the most robust gain since the recession. That would indicate that things are looking up for job seekers across the country.