23% jump in the Philippines’ online hiring in November

●  The Philippines witnessed a 23% year-on-year growth in online recruitment between November 2017 and November 2018, as per the latest Monster Employment Index (MEI).

●  Retail and Healthcare emerged as the industries with the most notable rise in online hiring, with 38% and 33% year-on-year growth, respectively.

●  The only industry in the Philippines to witness a decline in online hiring in November 2018 was Education, with a 5% drop from November 2017.

●  In terms of job roles, all occupations witnessed positive growth, and Purchase/Logistics/Supply Chain professionals were found to be most in-demand with a 46% y-o-y jump.

MANILA, 27 DECEMBER 2018 – Online hiring in the Philippines has been consistently positive for the past few months and this trend continued in November. The country saw an impressive 23% year-on-year jump in online recruitment between November 2017 and 2018, according to findings from the Monster Employment Index (MEI).

In terms of industries, Retail led the way for growth in the Philippines with a 38% annual growth this November, maintaining it’s consistent positive uptrend since August 2017.

This was closely followed by Healthcare with an impressive 33% year-on-year growth. Other industries such as Hospitality, BFSI and Advertising also saw notable growth numbers of 26%, 25% and 21% year-on-year, respectively.

The only industry to record a decline out of the 12 industries monitored by the Index was Education with a 5% drop between November 2017 and 2018, up by 3 points from October’s 8% yearly drop rate.

The Monster Employment Index (MEI) is a gauge of online job posting activity compiled monthly by Monster.com. It records the industries and occupations that show the highest and lowest growth in recruitment activity locally.

When looking at job roles, the Monster Employment Index noted an uptrend overall, with all occupations recording positive growth for the month of November.

The most drastic growth was in the Purchase/Logistics/Supply Chain profession with a whopping 46% year-on-year growth, followed by Finance & Accounts with a 38% rise.

Healthcare professions recorded a 29% increase in demand, and while this is 7 points less than October’s 26% annual growth rate, they were most in-demand on a six-month basis.

Other notable professions such as Marketing & Communications, Customer Service and Hospitality & Travel clocked in growth numbers of 25%, 24% and 13%, between November 2017 and 2018.

“The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) recently revealed an upswing in the Philippines’s employment landscape with 800,000 new jobs created this year. The consistently positive uptrend in online hiring recorded by the Monster Employment Index over the last few years is in line with this,” said Abhijeet Mukherjee, CEO of Monster.com – APAC and Middle East.

“As the Filipino government continues its efforts to attract investments in HRD, Research & Development, Finance and Infrastructure, hiring outlook looks positive, especially for related occupations.”

The Monster Employment Index is a monthly gauge of online job posting activity, based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career websites and online job listings across the Philippines. The Index does not reflect the trend of any one advertiser or source, but is an aggregate measure of the change in job listings across the industry.

Monster Employment Index Philippines results for the past 18 months are as follows:

Top Growth Industries

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Top Growth Occupations

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About the Monster Employment Index

The Monster Employment Index is a broad and comprehensive monthly analysis of online job posting activity conducted by Monster India. Based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of online career outlets, the Monster Employment Index presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity locally. Monster has taken due care in compiling and processing the data available from various sources for Monster Employment Index, but does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or action / decision taken or for the results obtained from the use of such information. Monster Employment Index was first launched in India in May 2010 with data collected since October 2009 followed by Gulf in April 2011 with data collected since October 2010; Singapore in May 2014 with data collected since January 2011; Philippines and Malaysia in May 2015 with data collected since February 2014.

About Monster APAC & Gulf
Monster has been a leading online career and recruitment resource for more than 20 years. With its cutting-edge technology, it provides relevant profiles to employers and relevant jobs to jobseekers across industry verticals, experience levels and geographies. Monster today has more than 200 million people registered on the Monster Worldwide network, and with operations in more than 40 countries, provides the widest and most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities.

Monster in APAC & Gulf started its operations with India in 2001 and has operations across India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In India, it is headquartered in Hyderabad, and has presence in 10 other cities of India viz., Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Chandigarh, and Cochin. Monster Mobile App in India was voted Product of the

Year in 2016 under the ‘Mobile App Job’ category in a survey of over 18000 people by Nielsen. Monster.com in India was also voted Product of the Year in 2015 and back in 2014, mPower Search was voted Product of the Year as well. The Indian Air Force Placement Cell (IAFPC) selected Monster India for a collaboration to provide a robust platform to assist retired and shortly retiring Air Warriors seek suitable second career opportunities in the corporate world. Monster also initiated ‘Rozgarduniya.com’ – a job portal exclusively for jobseekers in rural India to enable employers in corporate India to connect with rural talent, thus removing the traditional barriers they face in this process.

Monster continues its pioneering work of transforming the recruiting industry with advanced technology using intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions, and a vast array of products and services.

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