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The number of online job ads for recruiters and employment specialists totaled 3,900 in December, up 4 percent compared to December 2010 and up 45 percent compared to December 2009, according to data from Wanted Analytics, a firm that tracks online job ads.
Of the 3,900 job ads for recruiters in December, 1,800 were placed by staffing firms, according to Wanted. The rest of the ads were placed by corporate human resource departments.
Metropolitan areas with the highest demand for recruiters included New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston and Los Angeles. Organizations in New York placed the most job ads, but Boston experienced the highest growth, up more than 49 percent from December 2010.