About 4,150,000 online job postings appeared on leading Internet job boards in April, a 222,700 increase from March’s 3,927,300, the Conference Board announced yesterday.

“In a welcome sign for the job market, employers began the spring hiring season with a large increase in demand for workers,” said June Shelp, vice president at the Conference Board.

“Providing evidence of the strengthening economy, labor demand in April rose in practically every state and a wide variety of occupations from management positions to office workers and sales help.”

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