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Corporate Trainers: Hiring Demand and Best Locations

Hiring demand for corporate trainers and development professionals was up 31% in July.


Wanted Analytics brings us the data and validation:


Last month there were about 5 million job ads available online. With all these jobs and recruiting, who will train your new employees. Will new jobs bring hiring demand for Corporate Trainers?


During July, more than 23,000 job ads were available online for Training and Development Managers or Specialists in the United States – a 31% year-over-year in July after reaching a new all-time high in demand during May. This growth in hiring indicates that as organizations create jobs, they are also creating onboarding, training, and development programs to retain talent that they just spent weeks recruiting and interviewing.  – particularly technical positions – they are creating onboarding, training, and development programs to retain talent.




Hiring Demand for Training & Development Specialists – 4 Year Hiring Trend


Hiring Demand for Training & Development SpecialistsSource: WANTED Analytics


Training and Development Specialists are most frequently recruited for jobs located in the Washington, DC area. During July, more than 1,300 job ads in the DC-metro region were for trainers, a 21% increase compared to 2011. Other metro areas with high demand for these skills were New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas. While employers in Washington, DC placed the highest number of job ads for this talent pool, one of the highest year-over-year growth areas was actually seen in Dallas where demand grew more than 62% since July of 2011.


What skills do Corporate Trainers need? We noticed that some of the skills are related to the in-demand jobs, and the types of professionals they will be training. Below is a list of the 10 most commonly required skills in job ads for training and development jobs. You can see that sales experience is #10. It is likely that since sales jobs are in-demand, Trainers will need successful experience in sales in order to effectively train employees. We also see that open source technology is commonly required – a technical skill, which could be required to train IT professionals.


  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint
  3. Project management
  4. Product development/management
  5. Time management
  6. Facilities management
  7. Open source technology
  8. Microsoft Word
  9. Needs analysis
  10. Sales experience

Hiring demand has grown significantly, but the limited talent supply of potential candidates with experience in training and development will create challenges for employers. Our Hiring Scale™ shows that Recruiters across the United States spend an average of 6 weeks advertising jobs and sourcing candidates for these positions. However, this will vary by location depending on local talent supply and demand. Employers in Santa Rosa, California are currently experiencing some of the most challenging overall recruiting conditions. Here, jobs ads stay online for an average of 9 weeks, meaning the time-to-fill for a Corporate Trainer is 3 weeks longer than nationally. Below is a heat map of how difficult Recruiters are likely to find these jobs to be – red depicting the most difficult, and green locations showing where it will be less difficult.


Hiring Scale Heat Map – Training & Development Specialists


Hiring Scale Heat Map - Training & Development SpecialistsSource: WANTED Analytics


However, the Hiring Scale also shows that the best markets for recruiting these skills are Salem (Oregon), Roanoke (Virginia), and Peoria (Illinois). Recruiters in these locations are likely to see less competition, larger talent pools, and a shorter time-to-hire. (These locations will be depicted in green in the above heat map.)

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