Employers Continue Shopping for Talent Online: E-Commerce Hiring Reaches New High

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Over the past 90 days, more than 60,000 jobs were advertised online for e-commerce professionals in the United States, growing 14% year-over-year, according to WANTED Analytics™.

During the past 90 days, more than 60,000 jobs were advertised online for e-commerce professionals in the United States, according to WANTED Analytics™ (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. As more selling opportunities take place online, companies are implementing robust e-commerce platforms to meet consumer needs. The number of jobs requiring e-commerce skills grew 14% year-over-year when compared to April of 2012 and more than 300% in the past 4 years.

Technology, marketing, management, and sales occupations most commonly specified e-commerce in their job ads over the past 90 day. IT jobs accounted for approximately 50% of all demand, with about 31,000 jobs. The 10 most in-demand job titles include:

1. Web Developer
2. Java Developer
3. Business Analyst
4. Merchant Services Sales Account Executive
5. Account Executive
6. E-commerce Business Analyst
7. Senior Java Developer
8. Project Manager E-commerce
9. .NET Developer
10. Account Executive Business-to-Business Sales

With demand for e-commerce professionals growing quickly, it is likely to be difficult to source potential candidates. As demand continues, conditions and the level of difficulty may increase. According to the Hiring Scale™, these positions score a 69 on average across the United States. (The Hiring Scale ranges from 1 to 99, with 99 representing the most difficult conditions.) Local conditions will vary widely, depending on regional demand and talent supply. Currently, some of the best areas to recruit this talent are Santa Rosa (CA), McAllen (TX), and Green Bay (WI). In these areas, demand remains low, yet there are pools of qualified potential candidates. Santa Rosa presents the least difficulties, scoring a 20 on the Hiring Scale.

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.

A free trial of WANTED Analytics is available at http://www.wantedanalytics.com/tryit.

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 800 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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