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Both job-seekers and open positions hit record high.
Global Job Postings to Job-Seekers Ratio for February 2016 reaches 1.08
Daijob Global Recruiting Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Human Holdings Co., Ltd. headed by Mr. Yuji Shinohara, has summarized the Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio of February 2016.
※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
By analyzing the global job-seeker ratio by occupation, the highest for February is “Finance/Accounting” which increased by 1.77 points with a ratio of 5.18. Next, “Electronics (Appliances/Semi-Conductors” increases by 1.89 points with a ratio of 4.89. Lastly, “Medical/Pharmaceuticals/Bio/Materials/Food” decreases by 1.84 points with a ratio of 4.29.
It has been 3 months since “Finance/Accounting” joins the top 3, the number of job postings increases by 1.15. Within it, job openings of “Analysis & Planning” and “Corporate Finance” hits record high since August of 2013.
Also, “Electronics (Appliances/Semi-Conductors” has many job openings for the positions of “Sales Engineer/Service Engineer”, and “Quality Control”, which results in the total increase of 62%. “Medical/Pharmaceuticals/Bio/Materials/Food” maintains the top 3 spot for 5 months consecutively. The number of job-seekers increases by 75% and the number of job-openings by 22% we believe it will maintain its active state regarding the change of careers.
◆Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Industry
By looking into the global job-seeker ratio by industry, the highest was “Electricity/Gas/Heating/Water Supply” which has decreased by 5.29 points with a ratio of 2.71. Next, “Manufacturing” decreases by 0.32 points with a ratio of 2.36 and “Medical/Welfare” increases by 0.11 points with a ratio of 2.00.
The industry of “Electricity/Gas/Heating/Water Supply” takes the top spot consecutively, also the number of job postings hits record high since August of 2013. Especially, in the management position of “Construction/Real Estate/Rental” increases and we think there are needs for the extension of facilities.
“Manufacturing” which remains in the top 3 spot for 8 consecutive months, the number of job-openings for “Automobiles and transport manufactures” and “Semiconductor, electricity, and electronic parts maker” hits record high since August of 2013.
Entirely, the number of job openings which requires the business level or above Japanese and English level and the number of job-seekers who meets the requirements hits record high since August of 2013. In addition, for February of 2014 and 2015, the number of job-seekers outnumbers the number of job openings, which made the ratio below 1.0. For February 2016, the number of job openings outnumbered the number of job-seekers. This happened due to the 1.1 increase of job openings, which makes the global job-seeker ratio to 1.08.