Demand for Occupational Therapists Grows and Continues to Exceed Talent Supply

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The demand for Occupation Therapists continues to grow, exacerbating an already existing talent shortage in the healthcare sector, according to WANTED Analytics.

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Over the past 120 days recruiting agencies and employers placed over 75,000 new job ads for Occupational Therapists, according to WANTED Analytics (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. This volume represents a 103% growth in jobs ads over the same 120 day period in 2010 and increases the visibility of a talent shortage within the U.S. healthcare sector.

There are 83,000 Occupational Therapists in the US, creating a supply of 1.1 candidates for every new job posted over the past 120 days. Corporate recruiters and staffing agencies will experience a talent crisis and find themselves in a recruiting battle as job growth in this field has no indication of slowing down.

In the metropolitan areas with the highest demand for Occupational Therapists, New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia, the ratio of candidates to positions ranges anywhere from 2.6 to 1.2. Some areas will see even higher competition for this limited talent pool, causing increased time and expenses to fill openings. Lakeland, Florida currently sits in the one of the worst conditions across the U.S. for hiring Occupational Therapists. With 80 candidates for 126 open positions, this city falls well below the average. However, healthcare organizations in this area should look to recruit in the Tampa, Florida area, according to the Hiring Scale™. 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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