Job opportunities in APAC Financial services rise 37% year-on-year

Alan Li April 30, 2014 1 min read

Our recent Asia-Pacific Employment monitor revealed that professional job opportunities across the region rose 37% year-on-year.

Our findings were reported on and you can view our press release here.


  • Job vacancies rose by 37% between Q1 2013 and Q1 2014.
  • Job vacancies rose 67% from Q4 2013 to Q1 2014
  • Job vacancies rose by 18% between January 2014 and March 2014
  • The number of candidates actively seeking employment was up 56% from Q4 2013 to Q1 2014

Upturn in global economy driving jobs growth in APAC Financial services

Increasingly it seems that global, rather than local, factors appear to be the main drivers of the growth in employment in the Financial Services sector.  Ongoing and changing compliance and regulatory demands and standards are key to a number of these changes.  We saw positive developments in all our Asia Pacific markets in Q1 2014 as economic confidence and activity increased in North America and Europe, impacting operations here in APAC. The number of candidates actively seeking employment in the market, however, was almost identical between Q1 2013 and Q1 2014, which suggests the ‘war for talent’ may be gathering momentum again. 

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Operations Director | Financial Services, Industrial & Life Science Recruitment