The labor market is showing signs of improvement, but some industries are mending quicker than others, offering more prospects to job seekers.

Although it’s still tough to get hired, hourly workers may fare better if they focus their hunt on the retail or restaurant industries.

“As the economy is improving, retail and the restaurant industries are feeling the improvement quicker than others and are ramping up hiring,” says Courtney Moyer, a spokeswoman for, a job search board dedicated to hourly workers. “It’s still not an easy job market, but it’s improving.”