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During July 2013, more than 54,000 jobs were advertised online in the construction industry, a 26% year-over-year increase in demand, according to WANTED Analytics™.

During July of 2013, more than 54,000 job ads were available online for the US construction industry, according to WANTED Analytics™ (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. This sector has seen slow, steady growth over the past 3 years. However, infrastructure, residential, and commercial construction continues in the US, causing a faster increase in hiring during 2013 so far. The number of construction job ads grew 26% in July compared to one year ago. In addition, hiring has more than doubled over the past 4 years.

The construction industries with the highest demand include plumbing, heating and air conditioning contractors; electrical contractors; new single-family housing construction; commercial and institutional building construction; and highway, street, and bridge construction. Of these five industries, highway, street, and bridge construction saw the highest year-over-year growth. There were 38% more jobs available online in July 2013 than were advertised during July 2012. In addition, the most commonly advertised job titles in the construction sector are:

1.    Project Manager
2.    Administrative Assistant
3.    Driver
4.    Carpenter
5.    Laborer
6.    Sales Representative
7.    HVAC Service Technician
8.    Sales Associate
9.    Truck Driver
10.    Sales

The five metropolitan areas with the highest volume of construction job ads during July were Houston (TX), New York (NY), Washington (DC), Los Angeles (CA), and San Francisco (CA). Not only were the most jobs posted for the Houston metro area, but this location also experienced the greatest growth of these 5 cities. Hiring in the construction sector grew 62% in July compared to the same time period last year. New York has the second highest growth at 41%.

Despite increasing hiring demand, employers in the construction sector are likely to experience limited difficulty when recruiting for open jobs. However, conditions will differ by location, depending on local demand and supply. Some of the most difficult conditions are likely to be seen in Springfield (IL), San Francisco (CA), and Durham-Chapel Hill (NC). In these cities, employers are likely to face more competition in a smaller pool of potential candidates. The Hiring Scale™ scores these locations at a 65, well over the average US score of 38. Scores on the Hiring Scale range from 1 to 99, with 99 representing the most difficult-to-recruit conditions.

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 900 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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