Hiring for Industrial Engineers Increases only 2% during December

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More than 13,000 new job ads for Industrial Engineers were posted online during December 2011, representing just 2% growth year-over-year, according to WANTED Analytics™.

During December of 2011, employers placed more than 13,000 job ads for Industrial Engineers, 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 Industrial Engineers increased significantly in the first half of 2011, but has declined steadily since reaching a four-year high during May when more than 20,000 job ads were posted online. Hiring demand for this occupation was up a mere 2% versus December 2010. However, when comparing to the past several years, demand has grown 72% versus 2009, and 49% from December 2008. The most commonly advertised job titles for this occupation were Quality Engineer, Process Engineer, and Manufacturing Engineer.

Despite the volume of job ads increasing just 2%, the number of companies that are recruiting for Industrial Engineers has increased more significantly, up 15% in the past year. Hiring demand varies widely by metropolitan area, with Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Boston, and Detroit seeing the highest volume of job ads during December 2011. Organizations in Los Angeles not only placed the most job ads during December, but also experienced the greatest year-over-year increase in volume. Hiring demand in this area surged 38% between December 2010 and December 2011. Detroit, on the other hand, saw a year-over-year decline, placing 4% fewer job ads for Industrial Engineers than one year ago.

Although hiring may have slowed in the past months, Recruiters sourcing for Industrial Engineers are likely to find these jobs hard-to-fill, with conditions varying slightly by location depending on the available talent supply. According to the Hiring Scale™, companies in Houston are currently experiencing some of the most difficult conditions when recruiting candidates for this job. The hiring demand in Houston has grown about 30% year-over-year, while the local talent pool remains smaller than average. Employers in this area are likely to compete heavily to attract talent and experience a longer time-to-fill than many other areas across the United States. The average duration of an online job posting in Houston is 7 weeks, one week longer than the national average.

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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