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Expanding opportunities in the job market as global job-opening-to-application ratio exceeds 2
**The November 2017 global job-opening-to-application ratio is 2.18**
Daijob Global Recruiting Co. Ltd (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Yuji Shinohara), a subsidiary of Human Holdings Co. Ltd, which operates the bilingual job search site Daijob.com, summarized the global job-opening-to-application ratio as of the end of November 2017.
※The global job-opening-to-application ratio expresses the supply-demand balance for job openings for bilingual job seekers (with at least two languages) with business level skills (job-opening-to-application ration= = job openings ÷ job seekers)
The November 2017 global job-opening-to-application ratio rose 0.63 points from the previous month to 2.18—the highest rate since the survey debuted in August 2013. While job recruitment levels have remained steady, this rate jump is a result of a reduction in the number of job seekers.
Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Industry
▼Top 3 Job Industries
•Electric Utilities, Gas, Heating, Water Supply 13.00 (+0 from Oct)
•Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Mining 6.00 (+ 2.86 from Oct)
•Manufacturing 5.24 (+ 1.53 from Oct)
Looking at the global job-opening-to-application ratio by industry, the top-three for November are Electric Utilities, Gas, Heating, Water Supply; Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Mining; and Manufacturing. Of the 12 industries in the survey, the ratio rose in seven: Manufacturing; Wholesale, Retail; Accommodation and Food Services; Finance, Insurance; Telecommunications; Service; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Mining.
The number of job offers increased from the previous month in two industries: Accommodation and Food Services and Telecommunications. Particularly in Telecommunications, there was a notable increase with a 33.3% of that of the previous month. There continues to be signs of difficulties with recruiting in IT-related fields, with no indication of a reduced desire to hire.
◆Global Job-Opening-to-Application Ratio by Job Category
▼Top 3 Job Categories
・Marketing / Public Relations 8.21 (+4.74 from Oct)
・Finance / Accounting 6.13 (+1.97 from Oct)
・Creative (Internet-related) 6.00 (+4.75 from Oct)
Looking at the global job-opening-to-application ratio by job category, the top three for November are Marketing / Public Relations; Finance / Accounting; and Creative (Internet-related). The number of jobs in IT Technical Systems has increased 12.3% of that of the previous month, while General Affairs / Human Resources / Legal Affairs has increased 16.8% of that of the previous term, as it seems that all companies are struggling to acquire personnel.