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Companies have difficult hiring for mobile marketing jobs in Chicago

Posted on May 1, 2013

Mobile marketing jobs in Chicago are highly coveted, but despite this, companies are having a difficult time filling these jobs.

New insight from the Wanted Analytics points to some reasons why this difficulty hiring exists.

On average, mobile marketing positions score an 87 on the Wanted Analytics’ Hiring Scale. The Hiring Scale ranges from 1 to 99, with 99 representing the most difficult recruiting conditions. A job with an average score of 87 would be considered very hard-to-fill.

According to a blog on the company’s website, one reason that hiring is likely to be difficult is the growing hiring demand. In the past 90 days, more than 22,000 jobs were available online for mobile marketing professionals. This is a 25% year-over-year increase, when compared to the same 90 days period in 2012. Hiring has been growing steadily over the past 4 years.

There are currently 1,843 employers recruiting for mobile marketers. Not only are there a lot of companies hiring, but many companies are sourcing for several mobile marketing positions all at the same time.

Some of these are sourcing for 200+ jobs at the same time across the US. This means they will not only be competing against each other to attract candidates, but will also be competing against themselves to fill all jobs in a timely manner, the blogger writes.

There is a limited candidate supply in the US – approximately 19,000 people in the US work in mobile marketing. If there were 22,000 jobs in the past 90 days available, and only 19,000 potential candidates across the US, that means there aren’t even enough people to fill all the open jobs.