jobsAccording to WANTED Analytics, jobs posted for Recruiters and Employment Specialists increased during the month of December 2011, with more than 3,900 job ads placed. This was a 4 percent jump from December 2010, a 45 percent increase from 2009, and a 50 percent increase from 2008.

A 37 percent increase was reported in the number of companies who posted jobs for Recruiters, with 1,700 companies advertising in December 2011. This number is much higher than the 1,000 jobs reported in December of 2008.

Cities with the most Recruiter job ads were Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington (DC), with Boston experiencing the highest growth with 49 percent increase when compared to December 2010. A decline was noted in Washington, DC, as there were 28 percent less jobs for Recruiters when compared to this time last year.

According to the Hiring Scale, which measures conditions in local job markets, recruitment efforts for Employment Specialists and Recruiters are likely to be difficult but will vary according to location and the amount of talent. Los Angeles is likely to have the most difficulty due to a smaller talent pool than the average. The average time that an online recruiter job posting stays unfilled in Los Angeles is 5.5 weeks.

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