The big tech job market for date-hungry employees is booming, according to an analysis of data from the US Department of Labor.
Employers now offer dates, software developers, designers and other positions to workers who are looking for work during the week, according the report, which was released Wednesday.
The numbers underscore the growing importance of dating to the modern workforce, especially in the field of data analytics.
For example, there are now more than 15,000 job openings for data analysts for a median salary of $73,000, the report said.
But the numbers also suggest that employers have not yet figured out how to balance job offers with job needs.
In many cases, companies are still looking for candidates that will fill a role in a few weeks or months, the survey found.
While a few of the new positions may be suitable for those with college degrees, they do not always lead to employment, the study found.
“Companies are still hiring, but some of them are having trouble filling the gaps,” said Sarah Anderson, senior director of research at the Human Resources Association.
“The big question is, is this all going to be available to date-hunting employees?”
The report’s findings are based on interviews with more than 2,600 people who work for companies in the tech and financial services industries.
It looked at the median pay for positions in data analytics, including data scientists, data architects, analysts and designers, and data engineers.
It also looked at jobs in data science and data management, including software developers and data architects.
More than half of the jobs listed were in the financial services and technology sector, with the top 10 industries accounting for nearly half of those positions, the HR survey found, with data scientists at the top.
“The best and the brightest in data and information analytics are finding jobs in financial services, technology and finance,” said Anderson.
And those jobs tend to be filled during the day, with some people even taking on more than one job at a time.
Other industries that offer date-focused work include the health care and healthcare services industry, and information technology.