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Online hiring in Singapore falls 1% in April year on year: MEI
THE latest Monster Employment Index (MEI) indicated that online hiring activity in Singapore plunged in April 2017 by one per cent year on year.
MEI is a gauge of online job-posting activities compiled monthly by Monster.com. It records the industries and occupations that display the highest and lowest growth in recruitment activity locally.
The IT (information technology), telecom/ISP (Internet service provider) and BPO/ITES (business process outsourcing/information technology enabled service) sector saw the steepest growth in online hiring activity at 15 per cent year on year. On the other hand, the government, PSU (public sector undertaking) and defence sector reported the steepest decline at -6 per cent year on year.
Professionals in software, hardware and telecom jobs are in the greatest demand at 18 per cent year on year. On the contrary, those in hospitality and travel faced the sharpest decline at -10 per cent year on year.