In July, staffing agencies posted more than 390,000 new online job ads, the highest volume so far this year. Job ads by recruiting and staffing firms were up 10% from the previous month and 32% from July 2010. Since the beginning of the year, staffing firms have advertised more than 2.5 million jobs in the US, accounting for 28% of all jobs that have been listed online.
Hiring Demand by Staffing Firms over the past 4 Years
With Healthcare and IT being two of the hottest fields right now, it is not surprising that these jobs dominate the list below, which has the 10 occupations most advertised by staffing agencies in July. More than 55,000 ads were placed for Registered Nurse openings as the most in-demand job in the US. Of the 10 most demanded occupations below, RN's also experienced the highest year-over-year growth. Web Developers saw the most demand of any tech related job.
Occupations with the Highest Ad Volume
by Staffing Firms in July 2011
In July, about 20,000 job ads were placed by staffing firms for jobs in New York, the highest of any metro area. Despite a high volume, this represents a 6% year-over-year decline. Washington, DC, which had the 3rd highest volume by staffing firms, also saw a decline of 3%. The other metro areas with high demand – Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas – saw double-digit increases in July compared to July 2010.
Metro Areas with Highest Volume of Job Ads by Staffing Firms
Recruiting will likely be somewhat difficult for most of the occupations above, since they are in high demand across the country by both employers and staffing firms. For healthcare jobs, recruiting agencies in Dallas and Washington, DC are likely to experience the most difficult conditions of the five metro areas previously mentioned. These two areas have the smallest talent pools and Recruiters are likely to compete heavily to source from it. Despite being the most difficult locations, they fall above the national average. The best conditions are likely to be seen in New York, since the talent pool of healthcare professionals remains large.
Hiring Scale for Healthcare jobs in Dallas