Red JOBS word under magnifying glassCareerCloud’s free service, Hidden Jobs App, that tracks new hiring initiatives across the U.S. and Canada recently released its 3rd annual list of states with the most hidden job leads.

Every day the site collects and organizes news articles, blog posts and press releases, which specifically mention companies that have announced new plans to hire. According to CareerCloud, most of these companies discovered via the site have yet to post the jobs online, making the positions “hidden.”

The top 10 states with hidden job leads are as follows:

1. California—14,040 job leads

2. Ohio—8,039 job leads

3. Tennessee—7,497 job leads

4. Florida—6,883 job leads

5. Texas—6,889 job leads

6. Arizona—6,364 job leads

7. Georgia—4,888 job leads

8. North Carolina—4,315 job leads

9. Pennsylvania—4,292 job leads

10. Virginia—3,362 job leads

Hidden Jobs App has tracked companies since 2011. According to the company, most of the types of jobs mentioned in the leads were from the manufacturing, retail and technology industries. Both the South and Midwest were most prevalent in creating new manufacturing jobs.

“Don’t job hunt, company hunt,” says Chris Russell, founder of “Find companies in your area that are growing and you will find opportunity,” he adds. “Both our app and free website will let you read the original source of the lead as well as auto-[Go]ogling each company’s name with 1 click so you can track down how to apply.”

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