One of the occupations that saw the highest year-over-year growth in hiring demand during October was Truck Drivers. More than 35,000 new job ads were posted online during October, representing a 60% increase versus October 2010. This volume of job ads also marks a new 4-year high for this occupation, breaking the previous record by just 66 job ads.
Hiring Demand for Truck Drivers – Past 4 Years
Below we list the 10 companies that placed the most job ads for Truck Drivers during October. Of these 10 employers, 8 experienced significant year-over-year increases during October. (N/A indicates WANTED Analytics™ did not find any online job ads during October 2010 for that company.) UPS placed the most new job ads during October, with just under 3,000 unique listings.
Employers with Highest Volume of Job Ads for Truck Drivers – October 2011
These occupations continue to be a challenge for many employers to fill. Many potential candidates are often discouraged to apply for these jobs due to long periods of time away from home. With the increase in hiring demand, Recruiters will need to compete more heavily to source from the existing talent pool and openings for Truck Drivers are likely to get more difficult to fill.
Currently, there are about 10 potential candidates in the national workforce for every Truck Driver job being advertised online. However, each location will experience varying degrees of difficulty, based on the local talent pool and hiring demand in that area. According to the Hiring Scale™, cities that are currently seeing some of the most difficult recruiting conditions are Lawrence (Kansas), Santa Fe (New Mexico), and Corvalis (Oregon). In these locations, there is as few as 1 potential candidate per job opening. In comparison, the Hiring Scale also shows the easiest recruiting conditions are in Morristown (Tennessee), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (Florida), and Hanford (California). In these locations, there are as many as 90 potential candidates per opening. Recruiters that are struggling to fill open Truck Driver jobs should consider sourcing from these alternative cities with larger candidate pools, as they may help to fill positions faster.
Hiring Scale for Truck Drivers in Lawrence, KS (Hard-to-Fill) and Morristown, TN (Easy-to-Fill)
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