News & Report
Record high number of job-postings for sales in manufacturing related industries
Global job-hunting postings ratio at 1.16
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 2015.
※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
Calculations of the global job openings to job-seekers ratio for June reveal that the occupation type 'General Affairs/HR/Legal' scored the highest ratio again at 3.52, despite falling short of the previous month's score by 1.09 points. The runner up, 'Marketing/PR' increased by 0.28 points to reach a relatively high ratio of 2.86. In addition, 'Finance/Accounting' reached a ratio of 2.76 following a small boost of 0.01 points.
Although boasting a high ratio above the 4.0 mark and increasing its number of job openings by 1.2 times, the occupation type 'Electronics' experienced a sharp drop-off in the ratio by 2.29 points due to the sharp increase in the number of job-seekers. With regards to the number of job-postings on the other hand, the occupation type 'Architecture/Public Works/Installation/Real Estate' experienced an increase by 1.5 times, while 'Sales' increased by 1.8 times, which is the highest score the occupation type received since the investigation began in August 2013. Finally, the occupation type 'Manufacturing' scored a very high ratio, doubling its ratio and experiencing an increase in job-openings by 1 point.
◆Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Industry
The highest ratio by industry this month went to "Electricity/Gas/Heating/Water Supply" after a 0.25 point rise to 3.25. This was followed by "Finance/Insurance" at 2.22 after a 1.23 point rise, and "Manufacturing" at 2.00 after a 0.52 point rise.
"Electricity/Gas/Heating/Water Supply" has been in the TOP3 for a total of 4 consecutive months. Despite the number of job postings in this industry doubling in that time period, there has also been a severe reduction in the number of job-seekers with experience in the field. In addition, the number of job postings in manufacturing has risen by 1.5 times. Breaking this down further shows that the number of job-seekers with experience in "machine manufacturing", "semiconductors/electronics/electronic parts manufacturing" and "automobile/vehicle manufacturing" have increased by 1.09x, 1.42x and 1.68x respectively, while the number of available positions has also increased by 2.3x, 2.05x and 1.95x respectively. This has resulted in a consistent ratio above 2.0 since November 2014.