eJobs: S1 2022, the best in the history of eJobs Romania – a quarter of a million new jobs, over 5 million applications and sales increasing by 50% vs 2021
The first six months of this year marked exponential increases on almost all levels for eJobs Romania.
The leading position of the local online recruitment market was strengthened not only by the large number of jobs posted by employers, but also by the volume of new companies entering the platform and the sales generated.
“It was the best semester in the history of eJobs and it is predicted that 2022 will be the best year so far. Approximately 250,000 new jobs have been posted on the platform since January, the number of new customers has increased by 14% vs. H1 2021, and revenues have risen by 50% over the same period last year. But if we make the comparison with 2019, a year much closer, in dynamics, to 2022 than the pandemic years, we had an increase of almost 70% “, says Bogdan Badea, CEO of eJobs Romania.
The re-entry of companies at a pace of activity similar to 2018 and 2019 led to an immediate and unexpectedly large increase in the number of jobs available in the market. Thus, 50% more jobs were posted compared to the first six months of last year and almost 10% more than in 2019. The areas where the need for staff was most felt were retail, services, food industry, tourism, transport / logistics, call center / BPO and IT / Telecom.
“For two years we have seen fragile attempts by tourism employers and the horeca to remain visible in the eyes of candidates. Even shipments have been affected by the pandemic. But the momentum that these fields have taken in 2022 is really spectacular and here we see them again in the top of the largest employers in the economy “, Bogdan Badea emphasizes.
The first half of the year also came with a change in the distribution of the job portfolio, being marked the highest threshold ever reached by remote positions – 8.1% of the total number of newly posted jobs, compared to 5% in 2021 and only 0.9% in 2019.
”On the other hand, the number of opportunities for those who want to work abroad decreases compared to 2019 – from 12.6% to 7.8% (a percentage equal to that in 2021). It is only a temporary decrease because we expect that, by the end of the year, employers abroad will be looking for Romanian candidates again “, explains Bogdan Badea.
Applications are the only segment that did not score increases, a situation that can be explained by the fact that the market has returned to a point where there is a disproportion between the need for staff and the number of available candidates. With 5.1 million applications since the beginning of the year and so far, there is a decrease of about 30% compared to last year in the interest of candidates for a new job. The number is, however, 10% higher compared to H1 2019.
However, there is a historical record in the area of applications when we talk about remote jobs, which account for 12% of total applications (vs. 10% in 2021 and only 1.3% in 2019). The most sought after areas in the first half of the year were retail, call center / BPO, services, IT / telecom, banking and financial services, transport / logistics, food industry and tourism.
Almost half of the applications came from candidates aged between 25 and 35, followed by those at the beginning of their careers (18-24 years), those between 36 and 45 years and those over 45 years. Another very interesting aspect is related to the type of jobs they apply to.
“Yes, candidates are much harder to attract now, they need very convincing arguments to make the job change, especially when we talk about specialists, but we see them more prepared than ever to operate at full speed, and their interest in full time jobs to the detriment of part time or seasonal ones is at the maximum of the last years “, says Bogdan Badea.