European Online Recruitment Activity Rises

October 15, 2010 – The Monster Employment Index Europe, a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, reported a two percent climb in online job opportunities in September. Year-on-year demand was up 21 percent hospitality and tourism saw the sharpest monthly uptick in worker demand among industry sectors, whilst nearly all sectors saw demand escalate compared to year-earlier levels Sweden and Germany exhibited the sharpest monthly increases among regions monitored by the Index. Among industry sectors, those reliant on industrial and export activity, including production, manufacturing maintenance and repair and transport, post and logistics noted substantial rises in September. Meanwhile science and technology sectors such as engineering and IT continued to report rises. “The overall outlook for online job demand looks fairly positive and job seekers should be encouraged by the level of job opportunities we have seen over recent months. The rise in availability compared to levels seen in 2009 also paints an encouraging picture for the rest of the year,” said Andrea Bertone, head of Monster Europe. “Sweden continues to register the most dramatic trends, with the annual growth well above year-earlier figures. The rise in the region is linked to substantial reinvestment and demand in technology related sectors which are key to Sweden's recruitment heritage.”

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