Alljobs sees pick-up in available jobs
Demand for workers rose by 1% in October 2009 over September, job placement portal Alljobs Ltd. reported today. Alljobs listed 32,249 jobs in October, up from 31,801 jobs the month before. Job listings in October was still 20% less than the 40,116 listing in October 2008, however.
Demand for high-tech workers was 9% higher in October, at 7,591 listings, than the 6,938 listings in September, but still 7% less than the 8,174 listings in October 2008. Demand for financial workers was 11% higher in October than in September, but still 18% lower than in October last year.
Alljobs CEO Revital Handler optimistically attributed the small increase in available jobs in October to the Jewish New Year's holiday season. "Most companies took a ten-day vacation for Sukkot in early October, and the return to routine was slower. Figures for the coming months will determine whether we're seeing an end to the crisis in employment, or if more time is needed for the recovery to be felt among jobseekers."
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