According to data from US job portal Monster.com online hiring in the Philippines has jumped 6 per cent in January when compared to the same month in 2016.
The data comes from The Monster Employment Index; a monthly analysis of online job posting activities in the country, based on a real-time review of job opportunities culled from online career outlets.
The business process outsourcing industry remained the top growth industry for the month, growing by 22%.
It was followed by the banking, financial services and insurance up by 19%, logistics by 18%, hospitality by 14%, and information technology with 12%.
Several sectors, however, noted drops in employment. Healthcare was down by 2%, consumer goods down by 2%, and real estate down by 6%.
Sanjay Modi, Managing Director at Monster.com, said these results are due to businesses working hard to gain the competitive
“As businesses take measures to stride ahead of competition under uncertain market conditions, there will be a need for hybrid candidates who can think strategically and provide hands-on support,” he said.
“The persistent turbulent economic conditions will also create a demand for professionals in specialised roles such as project management, compliance, and regulatory risk management.”