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Malaysia – Online recruitment soars 44% in June: Monster Employment Index

04 August 2021

Online recruitment in Malaysia increased by 44% in June 2021 when compared to June 2020, according to data from the Monster Employment Index.

The Monster Employment Index (MEI) rose to 59 in June 2021 from 41 in June 2020.

Month-on-month data showed a decline of 8% in online hiring.

All nine industries monitored by the Index recorded increases in June 2021 on an annual basis.

The Logistic, Courier/ Freight/ Transportation, Shipping/ Marine (163%), IT, Telecom/ISP (Internet Service Provider), BPO/ITES (131%) and Retail (133%) industries saw the sharpest growth in online recruitment activity in June 2021 from the year-ago level.

Meanwhile, all nine functional areas monitored by the Index also registered increases in annual demand in June 2021. Customer Service (300%), Purchase/ Logistics/ Supply chain (88%) and Sales & Business Development (65%) noticed the steepest incline in recruitment activity from the year ago level.

The Index is a broad and comprehensive monthly and quarterly analysis of online job posting activity conducted by Monster.

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