Easter Holidays put the brakes on job searches in April

Aurel Dragan 02/05/2019 | 14:05

Employees were more concerned with the Easter Holidays than with changing jobs in April. The number of applications decreased by 20 percent compared to March, but recorded a slight increase of 5 percent over the same period of last year, according to BestJobs.

For the second consecutive month, HR specialists were the most active in finding a new job, with a total volume of over 24,000 searches in March and April. The most demanding jobs continue to be in areas such as financial accounting, with more than 25,000 searches in April, similar to previous months, and transport, with over 17,000 searches, but declining compared to March by 37 percent. Other areas that attracted the attention of candidates in April were engineering, sales and IT with a total search volume of over 34,000.

Enel, Oracle and the Amazon Development Center attracted the most candidates in April, over 5,000 applicants

The companies with the most applications in April were Enel (1,968 applications), Oracle Romania (1,880), Amazon Development Center (1,731), Banca Transilvania (1,610), Unilever (1,538), British American Tobacco, UPC Romania (1,462), Deichmann (1,352), Alpha Bank (1,333) and Alka Trading (1,313).

Also in April, there were candidates who chose to apply directly to the profile pages of BestJobs employers. The companies with the best employer brand in April were: Oracle, with 106 spontaneous applications, Alka Trading with 101, Banca Transilvania with 96, British American Tobacco with 85, and Dräxlmaier with 82.

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