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|Job Ads In Asia Decline By 3%|
|Monday, 12 March 2012 16:25|
A seasonal dip in job advertisement levels has been observed according to the recent Robert Walters' Asia Job Index.
In the last quarter of 2011 in the run up to the festive period and year-end budget reviews, total job advertisements across the region fell by 3% from Q3 to Q4 2011.
The Index tracks advertisement volumes for professional positions across the leading job boards and national newspapers in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, Korea and Japan.
In Malaysia, medical positions' advertisements witnessed a 16% rise to meet the growing demand. Healthcare professionals were sought-after as the life and medical sciences sectors continued to grow.
On the whole, job advertisements in the country declined by 11% from Q3 to Q4 2011.
On a positive note, international business continued to look at Malaysia as a potential location for shared service centres.