In Malaysia, online hiring dropped 11% in March 2017 compared to this time last year, according to the Monster Employment Index (MEI), which calculates online job posting activities compiled monthly by Monster.com.
Although hiring momentum between February and March had eased, it said the online recruitment for the information technology, telecom/internet service provider and business process outsourcing/information technology enabled service sector grew 13%, year-on-year (y-o-y).
Monster.com said the retail sector continued to fare badly compared with other job sectors, declining 36%, y-o-y, a plunge from the 22%, y-o-y, recorded in February 2017.
Across the occupational groups monitored by MEI, jobs in the purchase/ logistics/ supply chain segment were most in demand, registering a 10% growth in online hiring, its sixth month of consecutive positive growth.
Meanwhile, Customer Service professionals hiring dropped 58%, y-o-y, dipping further from the 55% annual decline recorded in the previous month.
"The persisting gloomy economic outlook has left employers conservative when it comes to hiring across the board, in spite of the short-term positive economic forecasts in key sectors such as information technology, production and manufacturing," said Monster.com Apac and Middle East Managing Director Sanjay Modi.
The above article was sourced from The Sun Daily.