CareerJunction has released its jobs index for September, showing which industries currently have the most job opportunities.
The CareerJunction Index (CJI) represents online labour dynamics in South Africa by providing a detailed analysis of the relative ratio of supply and demand in the online job market.
According to the group, the index dipped below 100 in September, showing that there were more job seekers than job opportunities. There was a sligh decrease in both supply and demand, CareerJunction said.
Despite the slight decrease, however, labour demand remains high, overall.
The IT and financial sectors currently have the highest vacancy rates at 27% and 18%, respectively – while on the supply side, the two sectors also have the highest number of candidates seeking work.
“The IT and Telecoms sectors continue to show promising growth. Since January, vacancy levels have increase by 30% and 31% respectively,” CareerJu8nction said.
“Top employment sectors for September include the Hospitality & Restaurant, Engineering, Mining, Medical and IT sectors.”
Despite high demand in the finance industry, hiring activity in the sector dipped slightly in the month.
Across ten sectors, only four saw an increase in hiring activity, the CJI showed.