MONSTER.COM said online hiring grew 25% year-on-year in October, with most industries posting double-digit growth in recruitment activity.
In a statement on Tuesday, Monster said that according to its October 2018 Monster Employment Index (MEI) report, Monster said that 11 out of the 12 industries tracked by the study saw double digit growth in online recruitment, led by the Healthcare sector, with a 41% increase.
Other industry sectors reporting growth are retail (39%); logistics, courier/ freight/transportation, import/export and shipping (32%); banking, financial services and insurance (26%); and IT, telecoms and ISPs (23%).
Also posting growth were advertising, market research, public relations, media and entertainment (22%); production/manufacturing, automotive and ancillary sectors (14%); engineering, construction and real estate (12%); and BPO/IT enabled services (10%).
The education sector was the only one to post a decline in October at minus 8%.
The October 2018 MEI also reported a uptrend for all occupations. Recruiting of professionals in the purchasing/logistics/supply chain sector grew 47% while those in finance and accounting rose 39%. Service-based professions in health care (36%); tourism and travel (19%); and customer service (10%) were also among the top growth areas. — APAC and Middle East CEO Abhijeet Mukherjee said “With the government making an effort to boost tourism and attract investments in HRD, Research & Development, Finance and Infrastructure, there is bound to be an uptrend in hiring, especially for related professions.” — Gillian M. Cortez
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