Last year I noticed a freakish spike in the number of Minnesota Recruiter Jobs I was posting. Usually I would have 15-20 jobs posted mid winter to early spring as companies prepared for their yearly recruiting. However, exactly one year ago I had a noticeable increase and it has not ended.
When looking at the graph above, and yes it’s a bit of a mess, you will see that dark gray like line. That’s 2018. It was that much out of the norm.
And now the first months of 2019, I don’t know what color that is, are in the upper left corner. 2019 has continued the momentum.
Here is the raw data going back to 2010. Left column the year and right column total number of jobs posted:
Some things to know and then some thoughts I am having:
This is not a scientific set of data… it shows trends.
I post jobs that are sent to me or that companies have said that if I see them post something then I can add it too. It is not a data set of all the Recruiter jobs that are, have been available.
90%+ of the jobs posted are corporate recruiter roles. Infrequently I get a consulting or search firm role to post.
Labor markets are lagging economic indicators
I’ve been doing this a long time and the Minnesota Recruiter community generally knows about this site so I don’t think there is any other “influence” that inflates the numbers other than demand.