SEOUL, Sep. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – It appears that job seekers are having difficulty securing a position in the fields of culture, finance, and IT because there are not enough openings, whereas companies involving chemistry, materials, and machinery are having trouble finding a qualified person because there are not enough people to apply for a position in such fields.
Employment Information Service (KEIS) announced the results of analyzing the number of jobs per job seeker – the index to gauge the supply and demand of manpower – by calculating it with statistics, as of July of 2014, about finding jobs and people from WORKNET, a state-run Internet site for job hunting.
If the number is smaller than 1, it indicates that getting a job is challenging due to a shortage of job. In contrast, if the number is greater than 1, it means that securing a job is not so challenging since jobs outnumber job seekers.
According to the results, the fields of textile, clothing, electricity, electronics, security, construction, public health, etc. show the index point 0.4~06, which implies that the number of jobs falls short of that of job seekers.
Unlike those areas, the index point in jobs relating to chemistry (2.33), materials (1.94) – metal, glass, and cement – machinery (1.15), and processed food (0.96) is either over 1 or close to 1, which tells job seekers are highly likely to find a job, although it may be possible for a company to find it not easy to hire a person that it is in favor of.
Principle research Park Se-young of KEIS said, “The index helps us to determine which job is easier to get than others,” and added, “In some ways it may assist job seekers to hunt for a position that they are craving for.”
By Eugene Yu (firstname.lastname@example.org)