SINGAPORE--The number of local visitors to employment sites has surged from April to July this year.
According to a recent report by online ratings measurement company NetValue, the number of Singaporeans visiting online employment sites grew from 108,340 to 144,870 over the three-month period.
The average length of time spent at those sites also doubled, from 18.6 minutes in April to 39.7 minutes in July, the report noted.
"With the consolidation going on in the banking and IT industries, more people are expected to look for jobs. The Internet remains a viable channel for active job-seekers," said NetValue Singapore country manager Jack Loo in the report.
NetValue employs a panel of over 5,000 home users in Singapore who agree to install a tracking software in their PCs. The software allows the measurement company to track the users' surfing patterns while they are online.
The report, which was released in September, said the percentage of professionals visiting the employment sites has fallen from 29.4 percent in April to 21 percent in July.
However, the proportion for general and middle management visitors grew in the same period, from 8.6 percent to 11.9 percent, and from 11.4 percent to 14.9 percent, respectively. Student visitorship to these sites also rose from 22.1 percent in April to 28.9 percent in July.