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Detroit Continues to Rock: Hiring Pace is Steady

According to Wanted Analytics: “Hiring demand in the Detroit area continues to grow.  Employers and recruiting agencies placed more than 34,000 new online job ads over the past 60 days – a 8.6% increase versus the same time period in 2010.


4 Year Chart of Hiring Demand in DetroitSource: WANTED Analytics


Out of the most in-demand occupations, five saw year-over-year increases and five saw decreases.  Industrial and Mechanical Engineers are the top two positions that employers in the Detroit area are currently trying to fill.


Occupation Job Ad Volume % Change vs. Prior Year
Industrial Engineers 1,477 30.80%
Mechanical Engineers 1,257 23.00%
Computer Systems Analysts 1,193 45.80%
Registered Nurses 1,044 -36.70%
First-Line Supervisors / Managers of Retail Sales Workers 804 10.30%
Computer Software Engineers (Applications) 746 9.10%
Web Developers 652 -13.80%
Customer Service Representatives 643 7.50%
Network & Computer Systems Administrators 635 41.10%
Retail Sales Persons 621 -4.00%


Depending upon the position, it will likely take employers and recruiters between 5 and 7 weeks to fill these types of positions.  With the recent addition of average posting period to the AnalyticsTM we are able to tell you approximately how long it may take to fill any open position in any location in the U.S.


Occupation Average Posting Period
Industrial Engineers 6 weeks
Mechanical Engineers 6 weeks
Computer Systems Analysts 5.5 weeks
Registered Nurses 5 weeks
First-Line Supervisors / Managers of Retail Sales Workers 7 weeks
Computer Software Engineers (Applications) 6 weeks
Web Developers 5 weeks
Customer Service Representatives 5.5 weeks
Network & Computer Systems Administrators 5 weeks
Retail Salespersons 5.5 weeks


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