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REPORT2014/02/21

Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio - Jan 2014

Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio 1.08
A 152% rise since the previous month in job-seekers who speak both Japanese and English to at least Business Level


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 January 2014. 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).

The global Job Openings to Job-seekers ratio saw a 33% decrease on the previous month, falling from 1.62 to 1.08. One of the main reasons for this increase was the 52% rise in job-seekers compared to only a 2% rise in job postings.

◆Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Occupation

If we take a look at the ratio according to occupation at the end of January, the category of “Managers/HR Professionals/Legal Staff” takes the top position at 4.12. This is followed by “Machinery (Automobile/Plant/Precision Equipment)”at 3.06, and "Medical/Pharmaceuticals/Bio/Materials/Food" at 2.91. "Managers/HR Professionals/Legal Staff”has been in the top 3 for 6 consecutive months. Although "Marketing/PR" was top last month at 4.67, the number of job seekers in this category doubled. The number of job-seekers also more than doubled in the categories of "Accounting" and "International Sales", which would have had a profound effect on their respective ratios.

◆Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Industry

The Global Job Openings to Job-seekers ratio by industry saw "Electrical/Gas/Heating/Water" top at 4.50 for the first time in three months. This was followed by "Construction/Real Estate/Rental Services" at 2.00 and "Finance/Insurance" at 1.73.The number of job-seekers with experience in the "Finance/Insurance" industry doubled over the previous month. On the contrary, the number of job postings for "Construction/Real Estate/Rental Services" saw an increase of 2.5x.

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