Automotive Industry Increases Hiring Demand for Engineers by 137% - Detroit May Face Talent Shortage and Recruitment Challenges

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The automotive industry increased Engineering jobs placed online over the past 90 days by 137% versus the same time period in 2010 and some cities, including Detroit, may experience recruitment challenges, according to WANTED Analytics.

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Engineers are the most in-demand position by auto manufacturers over the past 90 days, with more than 2,200 new jobs posted online, according to WANTED Analytics ( the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. This represents a 137% growth from 950 during the same time period in 2010.

Detroit currently has the highest demand with more than 195 of the ads. There are approximately 2,700 Engineers working in Detroit, meaning there are 14 candidates for every job announced over the past 90 days. In 2010 there were 17 candidates for every available job.

With the growth in the number of positions, competition for this talent pool has also increased in Detroit. Recruiters looking to fill positions in this area will find it considerably more difficult than the US average, based on the Hiring Scale™. However, Detroit employers may find it beneficial to source candidates in the Grand Rapids or Cleveland markets, where competition has remained low for this talent pool. Employers in these two alternatives will likely see open positions filled more quickly, therefore reducing recruiting time and expenses.

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’s 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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