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California Dreamin’?: Hiring In Los Angeles Up

California, one of the hardest hit States when it comes to job loss and unemployment figures, has a small bright spot in Los Angeles hiring figures.

 

Wanted Analytics brings us the data:

 

We’ve noticed that online job ads for Los Angeles has been trending up recently. So, we wanted to take a deeper look at which jobs are most in demand and if Recruiters are likely to find it difficult to source candidates in this area. In May, more than 186,000 job ads were posted online and represented a 9% year-over-year increase compared to May of 2011. In addition, this represents a new 4-year high in demand for this metro area.

 

Hiring Demand for in Los Angeles – 4 Year Hiring Trend

 

Hiring Demand in Los Angeles 

Source: WANTED Analytics

 

The occupations with the most job ads in Los Angeles during May are below. Registered Nurses saw the most job ads, followed by Web Developers and Retail Salespersons. Of the below 10 positions, 7 experienced year over year increases in hiring demand. However, Web Developers, Retail Salespersons, and Computer Systems Analysts saw declining volumes of job ads when compared to May of 2011.

 

Occupations with Most Online Job Ads in Los Angeles – May 2012 vs. May 2011

 

Occupations with most job ads in Los Angeles in May 

Source: WANTED Analytics

 

In addition, we looked at the tools, technologies, and certifications that are most commonly required in online ads for jobs located in Los Angeles. Since Registered Nurses were the most demanded occupation in Los Angeles last month, it’s not too surprising that 4 out of 5 of the certifications listed below are healthcare related.

 

5 Skills in Demand In Los Angeles 5 Certifications in Demand in Los Angeles
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Project management
  • Time management
  • Business development
  • Certified Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Basic Life Support
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

 

The level of difficulty to source candidates in this area will vary widely depending on the occupation’s demand and talent supply in the local area. Not too surprisingly, our Hiring Scale™ shows that the harder to fill jobs in Los Angeles are technology and healthcare related. Both of these fields are in high demand across the US and are difficult to recruit nationwide. In Los Angeles, Software Engineers and Web Developers are likely to be harder to fill than most other occupations. Currently there aren’t enough candidates in the local talent pool to meet the demand, meaning there is likely to be heavy competition among employers and a longer time-to-fill. In fact, the average posting period for these 2 occupations is about 6 weeks. Among the jobs with shorter posting periods are Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, which job ads remain online for an average of 34 days – or just less than 5 weeks.

 

Hiring Scale for Web Developers in Los Angeles

 

Hiring Scale for Web Developers in Los Angeles 

Source: WANTED Analytics

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