Nothing Artificial about this Intelligence: Hiring Demand for Robotics Skills Growing

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Recruiters posted more than 1,800 online job ads for robotics skills in March of 2012, increasing 44% versus March of 2011, according to WANTED Analytics™.

During March 2012, more than 1,800 jobs were advertised online requiring robotics skills, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Hiring for this skill set reached a new four-year high in March, with demand growing 44% compared to March 2011 and 80% versus 2010.

Robotics skills are most commonly required in the healthcare, engineering, technical, and production occupational fields. Registered Nurses saw the highest volume of job ads that required these skills and hiring increased 21% year-over-year as more surgical and health processes require robotic-assisted procedures. The growing demand has also brought an emergence of online and virtual classrooms where these skills are learned, and the number of online job listings for Post-Secondary Teachers to teach these classes increased 175% during March compared to one year ago.

Other tools and technologies that potential candidates are required to have, in addition to robotics experience are:

1. Microsoft Office
2. Structured query language (SQL)
3. Microsoft PowerPoint
4. Oracle Java
5. Linux
6. Autodesk AutoCAD
7. Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
8. Motion control
10. Vision systems

Nationwide, companies sourcing candidates for jobs that require robotics knowledge are likely to find them hard-to-recruit, with varying degrees of difficulty in each location depending on the available talent supply. According to the Hiring Scale™, companies in Detroit are currently experiencing one of the most difficult conditions when recruiting candidates with robotics skills. Hiring demand in Detroit has doubled over the past year, while the local talent pool of qualified robotics-savvy professionals did not grow at the same pace. 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. In comparison, the Hiring Scale also shows that the best places to recruit robotics skills are currently Evansville (Indiana), Fresno (California), and Baltimore (Maryland). These areas are likely to fill job openings faster than the rest of the United States. On average, jobs are posted online for as few as 4 weeks in these locations, 2.5 weeks shorter 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.

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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.

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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