Manufacturing Industry Leads Job Market, Says Jobstreet

Last update: 21/04/2015

KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 (Bernama) -- The manufacturing industry still leads the job market in terms of number of job postings, followed by banking and financial services, says online recruitment company Jobstreet.com.

The company said there is also high demand for sales and marketing, accounting, secretarial and administration as well as ICT talent.

Jobstreet.com today released a survey analysis on the Job Outlook Q2 2015, conducted on 930 human resource personnel, managers and senior managers in 21 different industries.

The survey revealed that employers expect a downtrend in job growth, with 41 per cent saying they are hiring less for the second half of 2015, compared to 14 per cent in 2014, Jobstreet said in a statement.

"The Employee Confidence Index survey for April also showed a drop in confidence amongst candidates in securing a decent job in Malaysia from 49 points last year to 43 points," it said.

However, despite the unfavourable predictions and sentiments, the job market is still robust, with an average of over 20,000 job openings on JobStreet.com, it said.

The JobStreet.com first quarter 2015 results also showed a growth in unique job postings and unique number of advertisers by four and six per cent respectively.

"There were also negative sentiments during the previous quarter but our results showed positive growth, so it might be the same this time," said country manager Chook Yuh Yng.

-- BERNAMA