• Despite a slight dip in the country's annual hiring activity, healthcare and retail continue to offer promising job opportunities.
  • Healthcare professionals lead all other industry job roles charting the highest annual growth of 21% in June ‘23

MANILA, Aug 2, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) -  foundit (formerly Monster APAC & ME), one of the leading talent platforms, today published the foundit Insights Tracker (fit) for June 2023, formerly published as Monster Employment Index (MEI). According to the Philippines fit report, job roles in the Healthcare and Retail sector have impressively grown by 26% and 12% respectively over the past year.

The tracker also reveals a marginal dip of 2% in e-recruitment activity, as the index climbed down from 127 in June 2022 to 124 in June 2023. Despite this drop in recruitment activity, sectors such as Healthcare, Retail, and BPO/ITES witnessed progressive annual hiring growth in June'23. Amidst the ongoing pursuit of cost-cutting measures by global businesses, call centers and outsourcing companies in the Philippines have exceeded revenue and hiring targets and managed to maintain a positive outlook for the BPO job market. These promising numbers confirm a gradual but continuous improvement in the labour market, implying that demand for online recruitment will continue to climb in the coming months.

Commenting on the Philippines job trends for June 2023, Sekhar Garisa, CEO, foundit, said, "Hiring is picking up pace in the Philippines. We are hopeful that jobs will rebound in the upcoming months as certain sectors such as Healthcare, Retail, and BPO/ITES are showing a positive growth trajectory. The Philippines government has also shown support for gig & hybrid jobs, boosting hiring for service. This is crucial for job seekers, as it gives them more flexibility and opportunities to work in different sectors and locations."

Healthcare, Retail, and BPO/ITES sectors lead in hiring activity, while the IT, Telecom, Logistics, Courier/Freight, and Advertising industries witness a drop in recruitment.

The fit reveals that the Healthcare industry continued to dominate the job market in June 2023, with a YoY increase of 26% hiring in the sector. Despite the shortage of skilled nurses and doctors, there has been a promising upward trend in hiring efforts to meet the country's healthcare demands. Also, the Retail industry (+12%) witnessed double-digit growth in hiring demand this month owing to the increased number of customers visiting physical stores. Given that the Filipino government had allowed BPO companies with work-from-home arrangements to retain tax incentives, the hiring in the BPO/ITES sector (+11%) saw sequential annual growth in June '23.

The Logistics, Courier/Freight/Transportation, and Shipping industry along with IT and Telecom/ISP has recorded a dramatic decline in hiring activity, with a YoY decrease of 34% and 20% respectively. Logistics has always presented a major challenge in the Philippines due to inadequate infrastructure, frequent weather-related disasters, and scattered demand. Consequently, the industry has struggled to thrive, resulting in sluggish hiring trends within the sector. The growth momentum for other industries such as Advertising, MR, PR, Media & Entertainment (-18%), Engineering, Construction and Real Estate (-1%), Hospitality (-3%), BFSI (-13%), Production/Manufacturing, Automotive and Ancillary (-14%), and Education (-17%) saw a consecutive dip annually in June'23.

Roles in Healthcare, Sales & Business Development, and Customer Service lead the hiring trends

There continues to be a high demand for Healthcare (+21%) professionals marking the steepest annual growth in June'23. With the sudden jump in the retail sector, the jobs in Sales & Business Development (+17%) went up leading to increase in demand for candidates Customer service and software, hardware, and telecom functions are also experiencing positive and steady growth of 11% and 3%, respectively, due to the improving economy.

Jobs in Purchase/ Logistics/ Supply chain (-24%) have been facing some challenges since Jan'23 and showed the lowest growth in hiring this month among all monitored functions. Hiring for Marketing & Communications (-21%) and HR & Admin (-21%) roles too dipped substantially in June'23. Other industries to witness a subsequent drop in hiring activity include - Hospitality & Travel (-1%) Engineering/ Production, Real Estate (-2%), and Finance and Accounts (-10%).

The foundit Insights Tracker is a comprehensive monthly analysis of online job posting activity conducted by foundit. Based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of online career outlets, the foundit Insights Tracker (fit) presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity nationwide.

Period for the report

The period considered for the foundit Insights Tracker (fit) data is June 2022 vs. June 2023.

About foundit - APAC & Middle East

foundit, formerly Monster (APAC & ME), is a leading talent platform offering comprehensive employment solutions to recruiters and job seekers across APAC & ME. Since its inception, the company has assisted over 75 million registered users to find jobs, upskill, and connect with the right opportunities across 18 countries. Over the last two decades, the company has been a catalyst in the world of recruitment solutions with advanced technology, seeking to efficiently bridge the talent gap across industry verticals, experience levels, and geographies. Today, foundit is committed to enabling and connecting the right talent with the right opportunities by harnessing the power of deep tech to sharpen hyper-personalized job searches, and precision hiring. foundit strongly believes that a job title doesn't define one's potential and leverages technology to dig deeper to curate opportunities central to the needs and aspirations of each user.

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Namrata Sharma

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