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REPORT2014/01/28

Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio – December 2013

Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio 1.62
Number of Job Openings in the “Marketing/PR” job category rises by 12% compared to the previous month, creating a ratio of 4.67


The operators of bilingual job board Daijob.com, Daijob Global Recruiting Co.,Ltd, have created a summary of the Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio for the end of December 2013. The Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio is a calculation of the supply-demand balance between job openings which require business conversation level in at least 2 languages and the number of job-seekers who are equipped with that ability (No. of Job Openings / No. of Job Seekers).

◆Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Occupation (For jobs requiring at least business level Japanese and English)

Daijob.com calculated the balance of job-seekers with business level Japanese and English with the number of job openings which require these skills in each occupation.

At 4.67, the highest ratio was observed in the “Marketing/PR” occupation category, followed by “Machinery (Automobile/Plant/Precision Equipment)” at 4.29, and “Managers/HR Professionals/Legal Staff” at 3.95. December has many celebrations due to the end of the year and it was perhaps this influence which resulted in the total number of job postings falling by 9%, and the number of job-seekers falling by 4%. In spite of this, the number of postings in the “Marketing/PR” job category rose by 12%. The number of job postings related to “Analysis/Research” had doubled since October, and December saw a further 57% increase. It is likely that there is a growing need to provide products and services which meet the requirements of the overseas market which accompanies the ongoing globalization of Japanese companies. As a result, a multi-lingual person may be required for market research to this end. The “Managers/HR Professionals/Legal Staff” occupation category has been in the Top 3 for 5 months running, showing that the demand for such people is as high as ever.

◆Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Industry (For jobs requiring at least business level Japanese and English)

Here, the highest ratio was seen in the “Finance/Insurance” industry at 3.35. This was followed by “Telecommunications” at 1.98 and “Wholesale/Retail” at 1.84.
The number of job openings in the “Finance/Insurance” and “Wholesale/Retail” categories rose by 16% and 27% respectively on the previous month.

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