18 Feb '11, 3am

Fewer job ads in fourth quarter

Fewer job ads in fourth quarter

A general reluctance to change jobs ahead of bonuses in the new year contributed to the decline in ads, says recruitment consultancy Robert Walters, which released the data. -- ST FILE PHOTO THE number of job advertisements fell 9 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year as staff movements declined during the festive season. There were 236,191 advertisements for professional positions in the three months to Dec 31, down from 259,665 in the third quarter, according to data released on Thursday by recruitment consultancy Robert Walters. Robert Walters Singapore managing director Andrea Ross said a general reluctance to change jobs ahead of bonuses in the new year contributed to a decline in ads across most sectors. The firm also said the fall was due in part to the demand for senior high-profile roles that are not usually advertised. Ads for jobs in engineering, including...

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