Are You Managing Your Workforce? Workforce Planning and Management Jobs up 13%

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During October, there were more than 16,000 Workforce Planning or Management jobs advertised online in the United States, a 13% year-over-year increase and a new four-year high in demand, according to WANTED Analytics™.

During October of 2013, there were more than 16,000 jobs for workforce planning (WFP) or workforce management (WFM) in the United States, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. As companies go through organizational changes, ensuring that the right employees are in the right jobs to maintain operations is a constant focus of many businesses. The volume of jobs that require WFP or WFM experience increased 13% in October compared to last year, reaching a new level of hiring demand.

The industries with the most workforce planning and management job openings included commercial banking, software publishers, direct health and medical insurance carriers, offices of certified public accountants, and computer systems design services. Commercial banking not only posted the most jobs during October, but also experienced the greatest year-over-year growth. Demand in this industry is up more than 300% compared to last year.

Metropolitan areas with the most jobs last month included New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, Washington (DC). Although New York had the most available job postings in the US, hiring demand here declined 17% compared to October 2012. The number of jobs also fell in Washington, DC. Dallas experienced the greatest increase of these five cities with high demand. Workforce planning and management jobs are up 57% in Dallas versus last year.

With the growing demand for workforce planning jobs, employers are likely to experience difficulty when recruiting for open positions. The Hiring Scale, which scores jobs from 1 to 99 based on their projected difficulty-to-recruit, scores these jobs at a 59 on average across the US. This means that most Recruiters are likely to experience moderate competition to attract candidates in their local talent pools. Some metropolitan areas that score higher than average on the Hiring Scale, meaning they are the hardest places to recruit this talent, are San Francisco (CA), Denver (CO), and Charleston (SC). These locations have high demand, despite their smaller talent pools, which will make attracting candidates more difficult and will likely cause more competition for qualified workforce planning professionals.

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 900 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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