Hiring figures for Registered Nurses are once again on the rise. Take a look to see if your city our region is in the plus territory. Our friends at Wanted Analytics bring us the following data:
In November, we reported that hiring demand for Registered Nurses was declining and continued to do so through the end of 2011. However, we are happy to say that the number of online job ads for RNs began to grow again in January and February. In the first 2 months of 2012, there have been more than 120,000 online job postings for Registered Nurses. This represents a 8% increase in hiring demand compared to the same time period in 2011. Employers accounted for about 94,000 of the online job postings, representing 76% of hiring at an 18% year-over-year increase. Staffing firms and recruiting agencies accounted for the remaining 24% of online ads and declining their volume of ads by about 15% compared to 2011.
Hiring Demand for Registered Nurses – 4 Year Hiring Trend
The 10 metro areas with the highest volume of online job ads for Registered Nurses are below. Recruiters posted the most job ads for jobs located in the New York metro area, with more than 5,000 unique listings in the past 2 months. However, of these 10 cities, Miami saw the greatest year-over-year growth at more than 22%. Phoenix and Philadelphia also experienced double-digit growth compared to the same time period last year. Cleveland and Chicago were 2 of the few US locations to still see declining hiring demand.
10 Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Volume of Job Ads for RNs
With more than 8,000 employers currently recruiting for RNs, our Hiring Scale™ shows that these jobs are likely to be moderately hard-to-fill. The average duration of a job ad across the US is 42 days – or 6 weeks. Despite seeing a year-over-year decline in demand, Recruiters are still likely to see some of the hardest conditions in the US. Not only are there fewer than average potential candidates, but also the average posting duration in this area is longer at about 6.5 weeks, contributing to these hard-to-fill conditions.