Driving Demand Up – Jobs for Truck Drivers Grow 20%

In the past 90 days, more than 230,000 jobs were advertised online for Truck Drivers in the United States, growing 20% year-over-year, according to WANTED Analytics™.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) March 05, 2013

Over the past 90 days, more than 230,000 jobs were advertised online for Truck Drivers 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 demand for goods increases, more Truck Drivers will be needed to keep freight and the supply chain moving. Hiring for this occupation has increased more than 20% compared to the same 90-day period in 2012.

The metropolitan areas with the most demand for Truck Drivers during the past 90 days were New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Houston. Employers in the New York metro area not only placed the most job ads of any US area, but also saw one of the highest year-over-year increases in demand. More than 6,600 ads were available online in the past 90 days, representing a 41% growth compared to the same time period last year. Of these five metro areas, Dallas had the second highest growth, up 34% from 2012.

As hiring demand for Truck Drivers continues, it is likely to become increasingly difficult to source enough potential candidates. However, conditions will depend on each position and the specific skills required in the job. According to the Hiring Scale™, Drivers are likely to be the most difficult-to-recruit in Bismarck (North Dakota), Hinesville (Georgia), and Bowling Green (Kentucky). The Hiring Scale scores Truck Drivers as a 93 (out of a possible 99, where 99 would represent the most difficult situation.) With increased competition from employers to attract candidates, Recruiters and hiring managers are likely to also experience a longer time-to-fill. For example, the average posting period for a Truck Driver ad in Bowling Green, Kentucky is more than 8 weeks. The national average is about 6.5 weeks.

On the other hand, the Hiring Scale also shows that Truck Drivers are likely to be the least difficult to recruit in Salisbury (Maryland), Morristown (Tennessee), and Sebastian-Vero Beach (Florida). These three cities score a 5 on the Hiring Scale and average a 4.5 week posting period, meaning that employers are likely to fill jobs faster and with less difficulty.

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.

The Hiring Scale is available at http://www.hiringscale.com.

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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