Hiring Demand for Computer Specialists Up 19%

Nearly 10,000 job ads for IT professionals have been available online for more than 90 days, according to WANTED Technologies

Mar 14, 2011, 10:00 ET from WANTED Technologies Corp.

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of new online job ads for Computer Specialists posted over the past 120 days is up 19% compared to the same period last year, according to www.wantedanalytics.com, which tracks online job postings across several thousand sources.

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As the economic recovery starts to take hold, employers are experiencing a talent shortage in Computer Specialist occupations. WANTED Analytics™ tracks the age of individual job postings, and finds that nearly 10,000 ads for Computer Specialists in the US are now over 90 days old.

"Hiring Demand for IT professionals has shown real improvement over the past year," said Bruce Murray, CEO and President of WANTED Technologies. "However, many of these positions are going unfilled for long periods of time. There is clearly a mismatch in talent supply and demand in many markets."

Today, thousands of WANTED Technologies' clients in the media, staffing and government sectors use the tools available at www.wantedanalytics.com to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, and forecast economic conditions. WANTED Analytics™ incorporates new tools to help clients source hard-to-fill positions by making more effective use of leading online resume sources like Monster, CareerBuilder and LinkedIn.

In addition, WANTED Analytics™ provides for the first time a platform for recruiters and hiring managers to agree on what kind of employee they should attempt to hire and how difficult it might be to find such employees.

For additional data, visit www.wantedanalytics.com/insight.

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. To sample WANTED's services, visit www.wantedanalytics.com. For more information about how WANTED helps organizations make better decisions and improve sales results, visit www.wantedtech.com.

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