Demand for Recruiters to Have Social Media Skills Increases 117%

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More than 900 new job ads for Recruiters and Employment Specialists were posted online during the past 90 days, a 117% year-over-year increase, according to WANTED Analytics™.

Over the past 90 days, employers and staffing firms placed more than 900 job ads for Recruiters and Employment Specialists that require social media skills, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. The volume of job ads for Recruiters that include specifications for social media skills and experience has increased 117% compared to the same 90-day period in 2010 and more than 350% versus 2009. Social media skills now represent 7% of all hiring demand for Recruiters.

In addition to the volume of job ads increasing over the past two years, the number of employers that include this skill set in job ads has increased to over 500 companies during the past 90 days. Metropolitan areas with the highest hiring demand for Recruiters with social media experience during this period were New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Atlanta, and Seattle, all of which saw year-over-year gains in hiring demand. While organizations in New York placed the most job ads, Atlanta experienced the highest growth, up more than 400% versus the same 90-day time period in 2010.

Recruiting conditions for Employment Specialists and Recruiters with social media skills are likely to be moderately difficult, with about 11 potential candidates in the workforce for every open job. However, conditions will vary slightly by location, depending on local talent supply. According to the Hiring Scale™, Recruiters sourcing for openings in Atlanta are likely to experience the most difficult recruiting conditions of the above five cities with the highest volume of job ads. While hiring demand has remained high in Atlanta, the talent pool is slightly smaller than average, meaning that Recruiters are likely to compete more heavily to source candidates. In addition, it is likely that Recruiters in the Atlanta metropolitan area will see job ads listed online longer than many of the counterparts nationwide, where the average duration of an online job posting is 43 days (or just over 6 weeks).

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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