Considering that real estate is an indicator of economic health, we continue to monitor hiring trends in this area. During December 2012, more than 16,800 job ads appeared online. This is a decrease of 22% since we last reported on this topic in October; however, this might be just a seasonal decline. Overall hiring demand in 2012 was 11% higher than the volume of job ads experienced during 2011. Will this level of growth continue in 2013?
Hiring Demand Chart for Real Estate Jobs
The most commonly advertised job titles remain mostly unchanged. Administrative Assistant and Retail Sales Associate switched places and Receptionist was replaced with Retail Sales. The highest volume of job ads were for management and sales positions.
- Maintenance Technician
- Leasing Consultant
- Property Manager
- Administrative Assistant
- Real Estate Sales Associate
- Sales Associate
- Maintenance Supervisor
- Assistant Property Manager
- Retail Sales
The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island metro area is experiencing the highest demand followed by Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC. Recruiters are likely to experience moderate difficulties sourcing talent in these cities. Elkhart-Goshen, IN presents the most advantageous recruiting conditions, scoring a 5 on our Hiring Scale. Despite real estate hiring being easier-to-recruit in this city, job ads are posted online 2 weeks longer than the national average of 5 weeks. On the other hand, Dubuque, IA experiences the most difficulty sourcing talent for this position, scoring a 98 on our Hiring Scale.
Hiring Scale for Real Estate Jobs
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