Job Growth for Recruiters Continues in September With Hiring Demand Up 10%

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More than 5,000 new jobs were advertised online for Recruiters and Employment Specialists during September, a 10% year-over-year growth, according to WANTED Analytics™.

During September, more than 5,000 new online job ads for Recruiters and Employment Specialists were advertised online, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. In a sign that employers plan to hire more, demand for Recruiters has remained strong in 2011. Despite a decline compared to the post-recession high in August, demand for this occupation has grown 10% versus September 2010 and more than double the volume in September 2009. Commonly advertised job titles for this occupation include Recruiter, Staffing Coordinator, Job Developer, and Sourcing Specialist.

Not only has the volume of job ads increased, but the number of companies that are advertising for Recruiters continues to rise. In September 2011, more than 2,100 employers advertised new Recruiter job openings. In comparison, 1,180 employers placed new job ads during the same time in 2010 and 665 employers recruited for these positions in 2009.

Metropolitan areas with the highest hiring demand during this period were New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas. Despite the higest volume of jobs being placed in the New York metro area, Dallas experienced the largest year-over-year growth, with 28% more online job ads compared to one year ago. The average salary for Recruiters ranges between $39,500 and $52,000, with this varying by location. For example, of these five locations with high volumes of job ads, the average salary range in New York is the highest at $50,000 – $72,800, while Dallas falls more in line with the national average, ranging between $39,500 and $50,000.

Recruiting conditions across the US are likely to be increasingly competitive at demand increases for this limited talent pool. According to the Hiring Scale™, the nationwide candidate pool consists of approximately 8.7 potential candidates for each available job ad. However, recruiting conditions may vary in each city depending on regional talent pools. Of the five cities listed above with the highest hiring demand, Recruiters in Washington, DC are likely to experience the most difficult conditions, falling below national average with just 6 potential candidates per job ad. Despite the fact that this position will be hard-to-fill on average, the Hiring Scale shows that the easiest recruiting conditions are likely to be in Winston-Salem (NC), Norwich (CT), and Little Rock (AR).

The Hiring Scale measures conditions in local job markets by comparing hiring demand and labor supply. The Hiring Scale is part of the WANTED Analytics platform that offers business intelligence for the talent marketplace.

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About WANTED Analytics™

WANTED Analytics™ helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers, and talent. Analytics brings together, for the first time, years of hiring demand and talent supply data to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.

Clients in the staffing, HR, RPO, media, and government sectors use WANTED Analytics™ to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, forecast economic conditions, and source hard-to-fill positions.

About WANTED Technologies Corporation

WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Founded in 1999, the company’s headquarters are in Quebec City, Canada, and it maintains a US-based subsidiary with primary offices in New York City. WANTED began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in June 2005, and currently maintains a database of more than 600 million unique job listings. For more information or to sample WANTED’s services, visit

WANTED is also the exclusive data provider for The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series®, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Any statement that appears prospective shall not be interpreted as such.


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