Monster Employment Index Europe Declines 4% Year-Over-Year

  Monster Employment Index Europe Declines 4% Year-Over-Year

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 07, 2012

November 2012 Index Highlights:

  *The Monster Employment Index Europe reports a fourth consecutive month of
    annual decline, recording a four percent decrease in online hiring over
    the year in November
  *Belgium and the United Kingdom are the only two regions to report annual
    growth, both up one percent. All other regions report reduced online
    recruitment activity compared to year-ago levels
  *Germany continues to decelerate, recording an annual decline of five
    percent from a positive growth rate of two percent in October
  *Environment, architecture, urbanism records a seventh consecutive month as
    the top performing industry year-over-year while Transport, post,
    logistics reports the sharpest reductions for the second consecutive month
  *Managers (up five percent) sees the greatest increase in demand
    year-over-year of all occupations
  *Elementary occupations (down 16 percent) continues to report the weakest
    rates of annual growth for the sixth consecutive month

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.

“As the wider European economy continues to struggle, hiring remains cautious
and even Germany is feeling the effect, charting an annual decline for the
first time in 31 months,” commented Alan Townsend, Senior Vice President of
Sales Readiness and Business Operations for Monster Europe. “However, we
continue to see pockets of resilience in recruitment across industries
including healthcare and engineering and it’s also encouraging to see the UK
enter into its fourth month of positive growth.”

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

Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Y-O-Y
11      11      11      11      11      11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
140   139   139   138   139   139   136   127   138   142   144   143   142   142   138   135   135   133   -4%

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

  *Environment, architecture and urbanism (up 23 percent) continued to report
    the greatest increase in online recruitment of all industries in November
    and registered a seventh consecutive month at the top of the Index
  *Education, training, library (up 15 percent) retained its second place
    position in the Index and reported its tenth successive month of growth,
    with the strongest demand seen across Belgium, Sweden and the UK
  *Year-over-year, Production, manufacturing, maintenance, repair (down 11
    percent), extended a downward trend that began in August
  *Arts, entertainment, sports, leisure (down eight percent) registered
    reduced demand compared to the same time last year, and recruitment levels
    were down across all the major markets in Europe
  *For the second consecutive month Transport, post and logistics (down 12
    percent) recorded the most significant reductions in online recruitment
    activity compared to year-ago levels

Top Growth Industries                     Lowest Growth Industries
                                                               
                 Nov     Nov     %                                Nov     Nov     %
Industry                              Industry                       
                 12      12      Y-O-Y                            12      12      Y-O-Y
                                 Growth                                           Growth
Environment,
architecture   103   127   23%        HR                  94    87    -7%
and urbanism
Education,                                  Arts,
training and   202   233   15%        entertainment,      110   101   -8%
library                                     sports, leisure
Management                                  Production,
and            108   112   4%         manufacturing,      267   237   -11%
consulting                                  maintenance,
                                            repair
Healthcare,    628   639   2%         Telecommunication   114   101   -11%
social work
Engineering    172   173   1%         Transport, post     195   171   -12%
                                            and logistics

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

  *Following seven months of annual decline Managers (up five percent) noted
    revived demand in online recruitment activity compared to the same time
    last year and placed top of the Index
  *Online demand for Craft and related trades workers (down 11 percent)
    extended a downward trend in November for a third successive month and
    charted the steepest reduction since March 2010
  *Elementary occupations (down 16 percent) continued to exhibit the weakest
    demand of the occupational groups, reporting its lowest levels of hiring
    activity since December 2009; however, Italy, Sweden and the UK noted some
    annual gains

Top Growth Occupations                     Lowest Growth Occupations
                                                          
                  Nov     Nov     %                          Nov     Nov     %
Occupation                             Occupation               
                  11      12      Y-O-Y                      11      12      Y-O-Y
                                  Growth                                     Growth
                                             Service and
Managers        108   113   5%         sales         304   284   -7%
                                             workers
Plant and                                    Craft and
machine                                      related
operators,      113   117   4%         trades        247   219   -11%
and                                          workers
assemblers
Professionals   136   135   -1%        Elementary    196   164   -16%
                                             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 December 2012 will be released on January 4^th, 2012.

By Region
                                                                                           
Region        Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Y-O-Y
                11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
Belgium       102   101   98    107   106   108   111   110   109   102   104   108   103   1%
France        136   132   123   130   134   139   130   129   133   121   117   126   120   -12%
Germany       175   177   173   178   185   190   188   182   188   184   180   174   167   -5%
Italy         146   141   128   137   143   148   139   145   146   136   126   135   139   -5%
Netherlands   86    86    81    81    76    78    77    78    79    77    74    73    73    -15%
Sweden        150   158   143   154   165   166   154   155   149   141   143   140   135   -10%
United        140   141   129   145   148   140   140   141   136   140   137   141   141   1%
Kingdom

By Industry
                                                                                                  
Industry             Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Y-O-Y
                       11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
Accounting, audit,   99    98    93    100   101   102   103   100   101   100   98    101   99    0%
taxes
Administrative,      111   111   104   112   113   112   111   111   110   109   105   106   104   -6%
organisation
Agriculture,
fishing and          123   117   104   121   133   146   133   134   137   132   123   121   118   -4%
forestry
Arts,
entertainment,       110   109   102   110   114   113   112   113   111   108   104   107   101   -8%
sports, leisure
Automotive           124   114   109   127   128   129   129   133   137   134   128   125   122   -2%
Banking, finance,    87    87    82    86    88    88    86    87    85    86    85    86    84    -3%
insurance
Construction and     137   130   122   132   136   139   140   140   142   137   133   131   129   -6%
extraction
Education,
training and         202   218   191   214   221   229   242   254   242   230   210   226   233   15%
library
Engineering          172   172   158   169   173   172   169   171   172   174   171   171   173   1%
Environment,
architecture and     103   107   100   111   113   110   118   121   118   120   123   126   127   23%
urbanism
Healthcare, social   628   613   573   635   653   661   644   643   647   629   623   637   639   2%
work
Hospitality and      251   238   221   242   251   272   277   271   261   258   247   249   236   -6%
tourism
HR                   94    94    91    96    97    97    97    94    93    92    90    89    87    -7%
IT                   103   102   97    105   109   108   106   104   105   102   101   104   101   -2%
Legal                118   112   111   117   120   120   123   118   118   119   113   113   114   -3%
Management and       108   104   97    106   112   116   114   116   113   107   110   112   112   4%
consulting
Marketing, PR and    143   139   129   144   146   145   146   144   144   140   139   142   137   -4%
media
Production,
manufacturing,       267   259   243   253   262   271   272   269   273   264   257   249   237   -11%
maintenance,
repair
Public sector,       80    75    75    77    77    78    77    79    80    82    80    81    79    -1%
defence, community
Real estate          124   121   121   123   128   129   130   133   132   127   126   126   124   0%
Research and         119   117   113   121   123   123   122   119   123   119   116   115   112   -6%
development
Sales                111   107   102   110   110   110   109   108   108   107   106   107   106   -5%
Telecommunications   114   109   102   114   118   114   115   115   115   114   110   106   101   -11%
Transport, post      195   192   169   173   176   180   182   184   195   194   185   179   171   -12%
and logistics

By Occupation
                                                                                             
Occupation      Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Y-O-Y
                  11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
Managers        108   112   101   114   116   115   111   112   112   109   110   111   113   5%
Professionals   136   133   124   135   139   140   139   138   138   136   134   136   135   -1%
Technicians
and associate   127   125   118   131   134   133   131   131   132   129   127   128   126   -1%
professionals
Clerical
support         144   144   132   147   149   145   146   147   148   147   142   141   139   -3%
workers
Service and     304   288   265   298   307   317   314   310   306   299   290   298   284   -7%
sales workers
Skilled
agricultural,
forestry and    191   184   160   185   206   219   201   203   205   197   185   188   184   -4%
fishery
workers
Craft and
related         247   238   222   231   236   241   243   240   247   244   237   226   219   -11%
workers
Plant and
machine
operators,      113   116   107   120   126   130   128   130   135   128   123   123   117   4%
and
assemblers
Elementary      196   182   175   180   180   190   189   188   192   179   172   169   164   -16%
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.

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