Tax Season is Upon Us – More Taxes Brings More Hiring for Accountants

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Hiring demand for Accountants in the last quarter of 2011 grew 33% compared to 2010, with more than 76,000 new job ads posted online, according to WANTED Analytics™.

During October, November, and December of 2011, more than 76,000 job ads for Accountants and Auditors were posted online, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Hiring demand during the last quarter of 2011 grew 33% versus the same time period in 2010. Hiring for Accountants was strong in 2011, with more than 292,000 jobs posted online at a 25% increase compared to 2010. However, demand for this occupation has yet to bounce back to pre-recession levels and is down 31% from 2008.

Metropolitan areas with the highest volume of job listings for Accountants and Auditors during October, November, and December of 2011 were New York, Los Angeles, Washington (DC), Chicago, and Boston. Employers in New York placed the most job ads, with more than 7,800 unique listings during this three-month period at a 24% increase versus 2010. However, Chicago experienced the greatest year-over-year growth, up 39% compared to the same three months in 2010.

Recruiters sourcing for Accountants are likely to find these jobs moderately hard-to-fill, with conditions varying slightly by location depending on the available talent supply. According to the Hiring Scale™, companies in Chicago are currently experiencing one of the most difficult conditions when recruiting candidates for accounting openings. Hiring for Accountants in Chicago grew significantly, 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 Chicago is 7 weeks, one week longer than the national average. In comparison, the Hiring Scale also shows that the easiest places to currently recruit Accountants are Jefferson City (MO), Beaumont-Port Arthur (TX), and Tallahassee (FL). These areas are likely to fill job openings faster than the rest of the United States.

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.

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