Hiring Demand for Recruiters Grows in 2011, Up 4% during December

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More than 3,900 new job ads for Recruiters and Employment Specialists were posted online during December 2011, a 4% year-over-year increase, according to WANTED Analytics™.

During December of 2011, employers and staffing firms placed more than 3,900 job ads for Recruiters and Employment Specialists, according to WANTED Analytics™ (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. The volume of job ads for Recruiters increased 4% compared to December 2010, 45% versus 2009, and 50% from 2008.

In addition to the volume of job ads increasing over the past three years, the number of companies that placed job ads for Recruiters increased 37%. During December 2011, more than 1,700 organizations advertised Recruiter job openings, up from just 1,000 in the same month of 2008. Staffing firms placed about 1,800 job ads for Recruiters, while corporate human resource departments accounted for the majority of job postings, representing 54% of hiring demand during December.

Metropolitan areas with the highest volume of job ads for Recruiters during this one-month period were New York, Chicago, Washington (DC), Boston, and Los Angeles. While organizations in New York placed the most job ads, Boston experienced the highest growth, up more than 49% versus December 2010. Washington, DC was the only city on this list that saw year-over-year declines, placing 28% fewer job ads for Recruiters compared to one year ago.

Recruiting conditions for Employment Specialists and Recruiters are likely to be moderately difficult, according to the Hiring Scale™. However, conditions will vary slightly by location, depending on local talent supply. Of the above five cities with high demand, companies in Los Angeles are likely to experience the most difficulty when sourcing for Recruiter openings. While hiring demand remains high in Los Angeles, the talent pool is slightly smaller than average, meaning that employers are likely to compete more heavily to source candidates. In addition, it is likely that Recruiters in the Los Angeles metropolitan area will see job ads listed online longer than many of their nationwide counterparts. The average duration of an online job posting in Los Angeles is 5.5 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.

To see additional charts and detail, please visit http://www.wantedanalytics.com/insight.

The Hiring Scale is available at http://www.hiringscale.com.

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 http://www.wantedanalytics.com.

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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