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The Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio in June 2014: 1.58
Ratio highest since August 2013 for 12 occupation categories and 11 industries.
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 June 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).
A high ratio indicates that there is a high number of jobs available for a low number of job-seekers.
◆Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Occupation
If we take a look at the ratio according to occupation for June, "Marketing/PR" takes top at 4.04. This is followed by "General Affairs/HR/Legal" at 3.50 and "Finance/Accounting" at 2.92. "Marketing/PR" has now had the highest ratio for 2 consecutive months, with an increase of 1.2x in the number of position related to marketing and planning. The category of "General Affairs/HR/Legal" had a ratio exceeding 3.0 this month partly due to the number of positions relating to compliance increasing two-fold since the previous month. The number of positions available for accountants, public accoutants and tax accountants helped the high ratio of the "finance/accounting" category. 12 occupational categories reached their highest ratio since we began recording in August 2013.
◆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. The category"Electricity/Gas/Heating/Water Supply" had by far the highest ratio at 7.00. This was followed by "Telecommunications" at 2.18 and "Manufacturing" at 2.16.
The reason for the high ratio of the top category is due to a decrease in the number of job-seekers with the appropraite skills and experience. The categories "Telecommuncations" and "Manufacturing" saw an increase in job postings of 20% since the previous month while also seeing a decrease in the number of job-seekers, resulting in a high ratio.
11 industries including "Fashion/Apparel/Accessories", "Logistics/Retail", "Consumables/FMCG manufacturers", "Automobile/Transportation Manufacturers" have also seen their highest ratios since August 2013.