Job Market Concerns Haven’t Stopped Hiring Demand for Recruiters

Despite reports of rising unemployment and layoffs, hiring demand for Recruiters has steadily increased this year.  In July, direct employers and staffing firms advertised more than 10,000 new jobs online for Recruiters and Employment Specialists – up 15% since the beginning of the year.


Hiring Demand for Recruiters – 4 Years


The ten metropolitan areas with the highest demand have seen year-over-year increases.  Despite seeing the lowest growth since 2010, employers and staffing firms in the New York area have the largest demand for Recruiters.  Employers and staffing firms advertised 998 new jobs online in July, a 1% growth from July 2010. The largest year-over-year increase is in San Francisco, with 63% more ads this year for Recruiters than last year.  Boston also saw a significant increase, up 48%.


Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Hiring Demand – July


Due to the increased hiring demand for Recruiters, conditions are becoming increasingly more difficult.  On average in the US, there are approximately 16 potential candidates in the workforce for each job ad last month.  However, conditions will vary by location and some of the highly demanding cities listed above will experience more difficulties.  For example, the talent pool in San Francisco consists of about 9 candidates per position.  Boston and Washington, DC have about 12 candidates.  Employers and staffing firms in these three areas will need to compete when sourcing candidates for Recruiter positions.  In comparison, New York, Houston and Atlanta have larger talent pools to source from and actually fall slightly above the national average with 18 potential candidates for each job opening.


Hiring Scales for Recruiters in San Francisco, Boston, and New York 


If you are currently sourcing for Recruiter openings, try the Hiring Scale to see how conditions compare in your area.

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Comment by Angie Seamonson on August 16, 2011 at 11:50am
A demand for Recruiters means an increase in the workforce will follow!  Love it!


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