Monster Employment Index Europe Declines 3% Year-Over-Year

  Monster Employment Index Europe Declines 3% Year-Over-Year

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 02, 2012

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW):

October 2012 Index Highlights:

  *The Monster Employment Index Europe reports a third consecutive month of
    annual decline, recording a three percent decline in October, the sharpest
    rate of reduction seen since April 2010
  *Germany continues to report decelerating trends but still records two
    percent annual growth followed by Belgium and the United Kingdom (both up
    one percent)
  *Environment, architecture and urbanism sees its sixth month of consecutive
    growth and outpaces all industries while Transport, post and logistics
    reports the greatest decline
  *Online recruitment across Education, training, library (up ten percent)
    remains strong in October, prolonging an eight month growth trend and
    ranking second among the industries
  *Elementary occupations (down 15 percent) reports continued reductions in
    annual online recruitment and places bottom of all occupations measured by
    the Index

The Monster Employment Index Europe is a monthly gauge of online job posting
activity based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities
culled from a large representative selection of career web sites and online
job listings across Europe. The Index does not reflect the trend of any one
advertiser or source, but is an aggregate measure of the change in job
listings across the industry.

“It is clear the broader economic uncertainties are impacting hiring activity,
as reflected by the three percent decline in October’s Index -- a rate of
reduction not seen since April 2010,” commented Alan Townsend, Senior Vice
President of Sales Readiness and Business Operations for Monster Europe.
“According to the latest OECD figures, larger markets in the EU are now
reporting recession, and even Germany which has been the star performer in the
Index, has been experiencing a slow-down in hiring levels. However, we also
see pockets of resilient demand across key sectors such as Education,
Healthcare and Production, which all exhibit growth year-over-year.”

Monster Employment Index Europe results for the past 18 months are as follows:

May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Y-O-Y
11      11      11      11      11      11      11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
135   140   139   139   138   139   139   136   127   138   142   144   143   142   142   138   135   135   -3%

Industry Year-over-year Trends: Seven of the 24 industry sectors monitored by
the Index in October exhibited positive annual growth trends.

  *Environment, architecture and urbanism (up 24 percent) reported
    significant growth compared to the same time last year and placed top of
    the Index for the sixth consecutive month with Belgium and France
    contributing significantly to this growth
  *Education, training, library (up ten percent) continued its long-term
    growth trend which began in February and matched its rate of annual growth
    recorded in September
  *Healthcare, social work (up seven percent) bounced back in October with
    France and the UK reporting the most significant growth
  *By contrast, Production, manufacturing, maintenance, repair (down eight
    percent) saw the sharpest decline in online recruitment since April 2010;
    demand softened most significantly across the Netherlands and Italy
  *Transport, post, logistics (down nine percent) continued to report online
    recruitment losses reaching levels not seen since March 2010. Most of the
    larger markets saw fewer opportunities with the exception of the UK

Top Growth Industries                     Lowest Growth Industries
                                                               
                 Oct     Oct     %                                Oct     Oct     %
Industry       11    12    Y-O-Y      Industry            11    12    Y-O-Y
                                 Growth                                           Growth
Environment,                                Construction and
architecture   102   126   24%        extraction          138   131   -5%
and urbanism
Education,
training and   205   226   10%        HR                  94    89    -5%
library
Healthcare,    594   637   7%         Telecommunication   114   106   -7%
social work
                                            Production,
IT             101   104   3%         manufacturing,      270   249   -8%
                                            maintenance,
                                            repair
Accounting,    99    101   2%         Transport, post     196   179   -9%
audit, taxes                                and logistics

Occupation Year-over-year Trends:  Three of the nine occupational groups
monitored by the Index in October exhibited positive growth trends.

  *Opportunities for Craft and related trade workers (down eight percent)
    declined for a second consecutive month with demand shrinking across all
    regions compared to year-ago levels, with the exception of the UK
  *Technicians and associate professionals (up two percent) noted some degree
    of annual growth in October and matched September’s rate of increase
  *Elementary occupations (down 13 percent) remained at the bottom of the
    Index for a third consecutive month where this group has continued to see
    decline throughout the second half of this year

Top Growth Occupations                     Lowest Growth Occupations
                                                            
                  Oct     Oct     %                            Oct     Oct     %
Occupation      11    12    Y-O-Y      Occupation      11    12    Y-O-Y
                                  Growth                                       Growth
                                             Skilled
Technicians                                  agricultural,
and associate   126   128   2%         forestry and    194   188   -3%
professionals                                fishery
                                             workers
Plant and                                    Craft and
machine                                      related
operators,      122   123   1%         trades          245   226   -8%
and                                          workers
assemblers
Professionals   135   136   1%         Elementary      195   169   -13%
                                             occupations

The full monthly Monster Employment Index reports for Belgium, France,
Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom will be made
available on Tuesday, 13 November at 06:00 CET at:
about-monster.com/employment/index/17.

Data for the month of November 2012 will be released on December 7^th, 2012.

By Region
                                                                                           
Region        Oct   Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Y-O-Y
                11      11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
Belgium       107   102   101   98    107   106   108   111   110   109   102   104   108   1%
France        139   136   132   123   130   134   139   130   129   133   121   117   126   -9%
Germany       171   175   177   173   178   185   190   188   182   188   184   180   174   2%
Italy         143   146   141   128   137   143   148   139   145   146   136   126   135   -6%
Netherlands   89    86    86    81    81    76    78    77    78    79    77    74    73    -18%
Sweden        148   150   158   143   154   165   166   154   155   149   141   143   140   -5%
United        140   140   141   129   145   148   140   140   141   136   140   137   141   1%
Kingdom

By Industry
                                                                                                  
Industry             Oct   Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Y-O-Y
                       11      11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
Accounting, audit,   99    99    98    93    100   101   102   103   100   101   100   98    101   2%
taxes
Administrative,      111   111   111   104   112   113   112   111   111   110   109   105   106   -5%
organisation
Agriculture,
fishing and          124   123   117   104   121   133   146   133   134   137   132   123   121   -2%
forestry
Arts,
entertainment,       108   110   109   102   110   114   113   112   113   111   108   104   107   -1%
sports, leisure
Automotive           124   124   114   109   127   128   129   129   133   137   134   128   125   1%
Banking, finance,    87    87    87    82    86    88    88    86    87    85    86    85    86    -1%
insurance
Construction and     138   137   130   122   132   136   139   140   140   142   137   133   131   -5%
extraction
Education,
training and         205   202   218   191   214   221   229   242   254   242   230   210   226   10%
library
Engineering          170   172   172   158   169   173   172   169   171   172   174   171   171   1%
Environment,
architecture and     102   103   107   100   111   113   110   118   121   118   120   123   126   24%
urbanism
Healthcare, social   594   628   613   573   635   653   661   644   643   647   629   623   637   7%
work
Hospitality and      252   251   238   221   242   251   272   277   271   261   258   247   249   -1%
tourism
HR                   94    94    94    91    96    97    97    97    94    93    92    90    89    -5%
IT                   101   103   102   97    105   109   108   106   104   105   102   101   104   3%
Legal                116   118   112   111   117   120   120   123   118   118   119   113   113   -3%
Management and       110   108   104   97    106   112   116   114   116   113   107   110   112   2%
consulting
Marketing, PR and    146   143   139   129   144   146   145   146   144   144   140   139   142   -3%
media
Production,
manufacturing,       270   267   259   243   253   262   271   272   269   273   264   257   249   -8%
maintenance,
repair
Public sector,       81    80    75    75    77    77    78    77    79    80    82    80    81    0%
defence, community
Real estate          125   124   121   121   123   128   129   130   133   132   127   126   126   1%
Research and         119   119   117   113   121   123   123   122   119   123   119   116   115   -3%
development
Sales                111   111   107   102   110   110   110   109   108   108   107   106   107   -4%
Telecommunications   114   114   109   102   114   118   114   115   115   115   114   110   106   -7%
Transport, post      196   195   192   169   173   176   180   182   184   195   194   185   179   -9%
and logistics

By Occupation
                                                                                             
Occupation      Oct   Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Y-O-Y
                  11      11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
Managers        113   108   112   101   114   116   115   111   112   112   109   110   111   -2%
Professionals   135   136   133   124   135   139   140   139   138   138   136   134   136   1%
Technicians
and associate   126   127   125   118   131   134   133   131   131   132   129   127   128   2%
professionals
Clerical
support         145   144   144   132   147   149   145   146   147   148   147   142   141   -3%
workers
Service and     303   304   288   265   298   307   317   314   310   306   299   290   298   -2%
sales workers
Skilled
agricultural,
forestry and    194   191   184   160   185   206   219   201   203   205   197   185   188   -3%
fishery
workers
Craft and
related         245   247   238   222   231   236   241   243   240   247   244   237   226   -8%
workers
Plant and
machine
operators,      122   113   116   107   120   126   130   128   130   135   128   123   123   1%
and
assemblers
Elementary      195   196   182   175   180   180   190   189   188   192   179   172   169   -13%
occupations

About The Monster Employment Index Europe

The Monster Employment Index Europe provides monthly insight into online job
posting activity  across the European Union. Launched in June 2005 with data
from December 2004, the Index is based on a review of millions of employer job
opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate
career sites and job boards, including Monster. The Monster Employment Index’s
underlying data is validated for accuracy by Research America, Inc. – an
independent, third-party auditing firm – to ensure that measured national
online job recruitment activity is within a margin of error of +/- 1.05%.

The Index monitors online job opportunities across all European Union member
countries.

The monthly reports for Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands,
Sweden, the United Kingdom and Europe are available at:
http://about-monster.com/employment/index/17.

About Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW - News), parent company of Monster, the
premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to
inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in
North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting
employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized
career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services,
Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. To learn more
about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com.
More information about Monster Worldwide is available at
http://about-monster.com.

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