Last year, Forbes named Houston as "America's Coolest City" and we've noticed that this metro area has been popping up in some recent articles with a high volume of job ads for several occupations. So, we wanted to take a deeper look into hiring in this area. Over the past 4 years, demand in Houston has been steadily increasing each year. In June, there were 151,000 jobs advertised online. This is a 23% year-over-year increase in demand when compared to June 2012. Houston also recently experienced a 4-year high in job postings during May, when about 153,000 ads were available online.
Hiring Demand in Houston, TX – 4-Year Hiring Trend
During June, Registered Nurses were the most in-demand occupation advertised online. More than 6,000 jobs were available during the month, 32% more than were advertised last June. Retail sales and sales managers were the second and third most commonly advertised occupations. Below is a list of the 10 occupations with the most available job ads during June 2013. Of these, First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Service Workers grew the most, increasing 42% since last year. Food services jobs also added the most jobs nationally during June, according to the latest report from the BLS.
10 Occupations with Most Hiring Demand in Houston, TX during June 2013
Recruiting and market conditions will depend on the occupation and skills each employer is looking for. Of the above 10 occupations, it is likely that Industrial Engineers will be the most difficult to fill in the Houston metro areas. Our Hiring Scale scores Industrial Engineers at an 89, higher than the national average of 77. Also, these jobs remain online for and average of 7 weeks, which means that Recruiters and Hiring Managers are likely to spend 7 weeks advertising open positions, sourcing candidates, and preparing to interview. However, employers may be able to fill jobs faster by sourcing from the Waco, TX area, which is currently experiencing less competition to attract talent and scores a 43 on the Hiring Scale.
Hiring Scale for Industrial Engineers in Houston, TX
Hiring Scale for Industrial Engineers in Waco, TX
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