Hiring Demand for Architects is Building

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More than 16,000 jobs were available online for Architects in the United States during the last 90 days, growing 20% year-over-year, according to WANTED Analytics™.

During the last 90 days, more than 16,000 jobs were advertised online for Architects 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 buildings and infrastructure require updating, the need for Architects to plan and design construction projects will increase. The number of jobs posted online for architecture positions was up 20% compared to the same 90-day period in 2012.

With technological advancements, architecture jobs often require knowledge of computer programs, such as computer-aided design software. In fact, Autodesk CAD and Bentley Microstation are two of the five most commonly required skills in Architect jobs. In the past 90 days, 5,500 jobs required CAD skills, representing about 35% of all hiring demand.

The 10 most commonly required skills in architecture jobs include:

1. Autodesk CAD
2. Microsoft Office
3. Adobe Photoshop
4. Oral and written communication skills
5. Bentley Microstation
6. Detail oriented
7. Self-starting/Self-motivated
8. Project management
9. Global positioning systems (GPS)
10. Organizational skills

The five metropolitan areas with the most job ads for Architects in the past 90 days were New York, Los Angeles, Washington (DC), San Francisco, and Houston. All of these cities saw year-over-year increases. New York City not only saw the greatest number job ads, but also experienced the greatest growth. Hiring demand in the last 90 days was up 35% compared to the same 90-day period in 2012.

Despite increased hiring demand for Architects, it is not likely to be too difficult to source potential candidates. However, as demand continues, conditions and the level of difficulty may change. According to the Hiring Scale™, these positions score a 14 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. The location likely to experience the most difficulty with recruiting architecture professionals is Iowa City, Iowa. This city scores an 81 on the Hiring Scale, significantly more difficult than national average. With increased competition from employers to attract candidates, Recruiters and hiring managers are likely to also experience a longer time-to-fill.

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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