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The Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio in May 2014: 1.25
Five Occupational Categories have a Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio of over 3.0
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 May 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).
◆Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Occupation
If we take a look at the ratio according to occupation at the end of April, the category of “Assets/Real Estate Assets/ Real Estate"" takes the top position at 7.00. This is followed by "Marketing/PR" at 3.55, and "Finance/Accounting" at 3.48. The reason for the high ratios of the Top 3 is that, alongside the increase in Job Postings, there has also been a 1/3 drop in the number of job-seekers looking for positions in the "Assets/Real Estate Assets/Real Estate" area, while "Marketing/PR" and "Finance/Accounting" also saw a drop of between 20-30%.
In May, 5 occupational categories had a ratio of over 3.0. A possible reason for this is the lack of workers in these specific fields since last November/December.
◆Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Industry
Daijob.com also calculated the balance of job-seekers with business level Japanese and English with the number of job openings which require these skills in each industry. Here, the highest ratio was seen in the "Finance/Insurance" industry at 2.63. This was followed by “Architecture/Real Estate/Rental Services” at 1.94 and “Telecommunications” at 1.65. The "Finance/Insurance" industry saw the number of positions related to banking and securities rise by 1.4 times while the number of job-seekers for these positions dropped by 47%. The number of job-seekers looking for positions in the“Architecture/Real Estate/Rental Services”industry rose by a factor of 1.3, meaning that the ratio dropped from the previous month. Both the number of job-postings and the number of job-seekers in the "Telecommunications" industry rose by 10%.