Despite Hiring Demand Declining 9%, Healthcare Jobs Are Still Hard-to-Fill

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Over the past 30 days, employers placed 85,000 new online job ads for healthcare professionals, down 9% from the same time period in 2010, and Recruiters will still face difficult recruiting conditions, according to WANTED Analytics™.

Over the past 30 days, US employers placed 85,000 new job ads for healthcare professionals, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Despite being the most demanded nationwide, the volume of job ads has declined 9% versus the same 30-day time period in 2010 and 25% compared to 6 months ago.

Some of the most commonly advertised healthcare job titles include Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, Pharmacist, Speech Language Pathologist (or SLP), and Licensed Practical Nurse (or LPN). Registered Nurses were the occupation with the highest volume of job ads with more than 38,000 ads posted over the past 30 days. However, this is an 11% decline from the same time period in 2010. Speech Language Pathologists and Licensed Practical Nurses are the only occupations of the above mentioned to experience year-over-year increases in hiring demand, up 10% and 4% compared to the same 30-day period last year.

Metropolitan areas with the highest hiring demand healthcare professionals over this 30-day period were New York, Los Angeles, and Cleveland. Employers and staffing firms within New York placed 2,700 new online job ads in the past 30 days, the most of any city. However, this represents an 11% year-over-year decline in hiring. Los Angeles also experienced a lower volume of job ads since last year, while Cleveland remained relatively flat.

Despite a decreasing volume of job ads, the talent supply remains limited for healthcare occupations and has caused moderately challenging recruiting conditions. However, Recruiters will experience varying degrees of difficulty depending on the job’s location and specific occupation. According to the Hiring Scale™, Occupational Therapists are likely to be the most difficult to recruit, since the nationwide talent pool consists of just two potential candidates per advertised job. However, the Hiring Scale also shows that the easiest places to recruit for Occupational Therapists are Kalamazoo-Portage (Michigan), Grand Rapids (Michigan), Jackson (Mississippi), Buffalo (New York) and Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania).

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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