Online hiring in Singapore rises by 13% in April

Online hiring in Singapore grew by 13% in April 2019 when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest Monster Employment Index (MEI) for Singapore.

The surge in online recruitment for the IT, Telecom, BPO/ITES industry led to an overall double-digit growth of 13% year-on-year during April. Online hiring for the industry picked up to 39% increase for April. The Banking & Finance and Advertising industries also recorded an impressive increase in demand in April with 26% and 25% year-on-year growth, respectively.

In terms of occupation, Software/Hardware/Telecom professionals witnessed the highest uptick in demand with a 27% year-on-year growth. Meanwhile, talent in HR & Admin also saw a boost in demand for the second month in a row, as growth in online hiring rose by 6%.

Top Growth Occupations

Top Growth Occupations

Abhijeet Mukherjee, CEO of, APAC and Middle East, commented, “Hiring intentions in Singapore remain cautiously positive amidst external headwinds and economic restructuring. Jobseekers can expect a stable hiring environment in Q2, particularly for specialists in the IT and BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance) sectors.”

The index is a monthly gauge of online job hiring activity by, which records the industries and occupations that show the highest and lowest growth.