Recruiting Agencies Post Nearly 320,000 New Jobs Online During March

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Recruiting Agencies see a 10% increase in new healthcare requisitions during March 2011, according to WANTED Technologies.

The number of new online job ads placed in March 2011 by staffing agencies is up 4% compared to March 2010. Recruiting firms placed almost 320,000 new jobs online during March 2011, according to http://www.wantedanalytics.com, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace.

The Healthcare Industry saw the largest growth with almost 90,000 new job advertisements placed during March 2011, a 10% increase compared to March 2010. Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists were the three most in demand positions, representing 46% growth versus prior year. Nearly 26,000 new online advertisements were placed for Registered Nurses, 19,000 for Physical Therapists, and 17,000 new job ads were placed for Occupational Therapists during March.

Within the Healthcare Occupations, staffing firms and recruiting agencies placed the largest volume of ads in the New York metropolitan area with almost 2,400 new ads, a 26% year-over-year increase. The Los Angeles metropolitan area had the second highest volume of new job ads with approximately 1,900 new Healthcare positions posted, representing a 91% increase. The Washington, D.C. area rounded out the top three metropolitan areas with nearly 1,500 new job ads and a 68% increase versus prior year.

Despite the increased growth in all three metropolitan areas, recruiting firms and staffing agencies in the New York and Los Angeles area will have a much easier time filling these positions than their colleagues in the Washington, D.C. area, as measured by WANTED’s Hiring Scale™. The Hiring Scale measures conditions in the job market 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 Technologies Corporation

WANTED provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. 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.

WANTED is also the exclusive data provider for The Conference Board’s Help-Wanted OnLine Data Series™, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.

WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) was 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. The company 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 http://www.wantedanalytics.com.

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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Juli A. Morris

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