Hiring in Minneapolis seems to have hit a four year high recently. Like many of the States in the North Central region of our network, Minnesota seems to be doing quite well in terms of recent hiring and job growth.
Wanted Analytics brings us the data and results:
Of the cities with the most job ads during April, we noticed that the Minneapolis metro area saw one of the greatest year-over-year growth. After looking more into the jobs being advertised for this area, we noticed some interesting trends – including the fact that the number of online job ads has reached a new 4-year high! During April, more that 85,000 jobs were seen advertised online, an 18% increase compared to April 2011.
Hiring Demand in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area – 4 Year Trend
In Minneapolis, there is growing demand across the board. Among the most demanded occupations are technology, sales, office support, management, healthcare, and financial fields. The most commonly advertised job titles in the Minneapolis metro area are:
- Customer Service Representative
- Administrative Assistant
- Project Manager
- Sales Representative (or Sales Associate)
- Business Analyst
- Java Developer
- Registered Nurse
- Physical Therapist
If hiring demand continues to increase, will recruiting candidates and filling jobs become more difficult? The difficulty-to-hire will vary by occupation, but we used our Hiring Scale™ and the average positing period to see which of the above 10 jobs are easy and hard-to-fill. Of the above 10 positions, Recruiters are likely to fill Teller jobs the fastest. In Minneapolis, job ads for Tellers remain online to an average of 24 days – or about 3.4 weeks.
Hiring Scale for Tellers in Minneapolis
In comparison, job ads for Business Analysts stay online the longest of the above 10 jobs. In Minneapolis, these jobs average a 46 day posting period – or 6.5 weeks. That’s 3 weeks longer than job ads for Teller openings. Despite being among the hard-to-fill jobs in Minneapolis, our Hiring Scale shows us that there are some nearby locations that currently find Business Analyst positions easier than average to recruit. Some of these cities include Madison (WI), Fargo (ND), Des Moines (IA) and Wausau (WI). Job ads in these cities can be online for as much as 1.5 weeks shorter than in Minneapolis.
Hiring Scale for Business Analysts in Minneapolis