Employers Posted More Job Openings In February

employers more job openings February 2012
employers more job openings February 2012

By Christopher S. Rugaber


WASHINGTON -- Employers posted slightly more job openings in February, suggesting that modest hiring gains will continue in coming months.

The Labor Department said Tuesday that employers advertised 3.5 million job openings in February. That was a slight increase from a revised 3.48 million in January but still below the three-year high of 3.54 million in December.