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REPORT2014/11/20

The Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio in October 2014: 1.25

The occupation type "General/HR/Legal" has had a lack of talent for over one year.


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 October 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


The "General Affairs/HR/Legal" occupation type had the highest ratio at 4.65. This was followed by "Medical/Pharmaceuticals/Bio/Materials/Food" at 4.13 and "Assets/Real Estate Assets/Real Estate" at 3.00. "General Affairs/HR/Legal" has maintained a high ratio for a year, meaning there is a significant lack of talent in this area. In particular, due to the ongoing globalization of Japan, there have been many job postings in HR over the past year for hiring-related jobs. It is thought that there will be an increase in positions which require the hiring of foreigners, translation of company documents and making contracts for dealings overseas.

◆Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Industry


Although it decreased by 0.19 points, "Manufacturing" had the highest Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio at 2.22. This was followed by "Distribution/Retail" at 1.43 (a drop of 0.53) and "Agriculture/Mining" at 1.41 (a drop of 0.52). Although the ratio of each industry slipped, the TOP 3 remained the same as the previous month. "Manufacturing" has had the highest ratio for 5 months since June, which the "Agriculture/Mining" industry has been in the TOP3 for 4 months since July. Compared to the ratio by occupation, the ratio by industry seems to be a lot more balanced.

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