job market

Singapore indicates region's weakest hiring intentions for 1Q19: ManpowerGroup
SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Singapore’s hiring pace is expected to moderate in 1Q19 after three consecutive quarters of strengthening labour market activity, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. After accounting for seasonal variations, ManpowerGroup notes that the net employment outlook was +10%, unchanged y-o-y but down from 11%-13% over 2Q-4Q18. This means hiring ...
Singapore job market shrinks significantly in 4Q
SINGAPORE (Jan 19): Singapore saw a significant drop in both jobs and job seekers this current Q4, according to Morgan McKinley’s APAC Employment Monitor for 4Q17. As compared to a strong performance in Q3, jobs were down by 20%, while professionals seeking new jobs were down 37% q-o-q. Richie Holliday, COO of Morgan McKinley Asia Pacific says, “Despite closing the year with a low ...
Randstad to fully acquire Monster for US$3.40 per share on Nov 1
SINGAPORE (Oct 31): Come tomorrow, Monster Worldwide will no longer be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The owner and operator of global employment website monster.com is expected to cease trading prior to market open on Nov 1 upon becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding, the Dutch human resource (HR) consulting firm. In a Monday statement, Randstad says its ...
The No.1 skill employers are seeking both globally & in Singapore
SINGAPORE (Oct 24): Arm yourself with knowledge in Cloud and Distributed Computing, and you will be virtually employable anywhere in the world. For the second year in the row, this remains the most sought-after skill by employers both globally and in Singapore, according to LinkedIn’s Top Skills 2016 ranking, which reflects current trends in job markets based on LinkedIn ...
Fed Beige Book shows ‘mostly positive’ outlook for US economy
(Oct 20): The US economy maintained a steady growth pace between late August and early October, as a tight labour market with nascent wage pressures contributed to a “mostly positive” outlook, a report from the 12 Federal Reserve districts showed. “Most districts indicated a modest or moderate pace of expansion,” according to the Fed’s latest Beige Book, an economic survey by reserve ...