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Singapore – Online recruitment rises 19% in August: Monster Employment Index

20 September 2019

Online recruitment in Singapore grew by 19% in August 2019 when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest Monster Employment Index for Singapore.

The index is a monthly gauge of online job hiring activity by Monster.com, which records the industries and occupations that show the highest and lowest growth.

All 14 industry sectors monitored by the Index surpassed the year ago level. IT, Telecom/ISP (Internet Service Provider) and BPO/ITES (Business Process Outsourcing/IT-Enabled Service) (up 49%) continued to register the steepest annual growth in online hiring activity among others.

Meanwhile, growth in online demand for professionals was positive in all the 12 job roles monitored by the Index. Software, Hardware, Telecom (up 32%) professionals continued to be most demanded among the monitored job-roles.

The latest labour market data from the Ministry of Manpower showed total employment in Singapore continued to expand in H1 2019, despite economic headwinds.

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