Monster Employment Index - Europe (July 2011)

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European Online Recruitment Grows 21% Year-over-Year, Reports Monster Employment Index Europe

July 2011 Index Highlights:
• The Monster Employment Index Europe demonstrates 21 percent annual growth in July
• Industrial production and related sectors complete a sixth consecutive month at the top with the strongest growth of all industries
• Telecommunication remains a strong performer in July, moving to fourth position by measure of annual growth in the Index
• Public sector and the arts remain in annual decline although the arts experiences a slight easing on its rate of decline
• Growth takes place across all EU countries monitored by the Index in July, with Germany continuing to lead with 36 percent

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Monster Employment Index - Europe (July 2011)

  1. 1. European Online Recruitm n ment Grow 21% Y ws Year-over r- Year, Rep Y ports Monster Em mploymen Index E nt Europe New York, Au N ugust 5, 2011 1 July 2011 Index Highlights: 1 • The Monst Employme Index Eur ter ent rope demonst trates 21 perc cent annual growth in July • Industrial production an related sec p nd ctors complete a sixth cons e secutive mont at the top w th with the stronge growth of all industries est • Telecomm munication rem mains a strong performer in July, moving to fourth po g n g osition by mea asure of annual growth in the Index g • Public sector and the ar remain in annual declin although th arts experiences a sligh rts ne he ht easing on its rate of dec cline • Growth tak place acro all EU co kes oss ountries monittored by the In ndex in July, with Germany continuing to lead with 3 percent 36 The Mons ster Employmment Index EEurope is a mmonthly gaug of online job demand based on a real- ge time revie of million of employ job oppor ew ns yer rtunities culled from a lar represen rge ntative select tion of career web sites an online job listings acr r nd b ross Europe. The Index d does not reflect the trend of d any one a gate measur of the change in job lis advertiser or source, but is an aggreg r t re stings across the s industry. “Annual ggrowth in Induustrial produc ction remain a key contrib butor to overa growth in online recruitment all across the Continent, leading for th last six mo e he onths in the Inndex as secto employers have continu to or ued ramp up their efforts,” commented Alan Towns ” d send, Vice P President of S Sales Readiness and Bus siness Operation for Monste Europe. “W ns er While governm ment cuts con ntinue to impa the arts a public se act and ectors, private se ector opportun nities are increasingly dive strengthening growth trend in creative areas ersified, with s ds like marke eting, an enco ouraging sign.” Monster Empl loyment Ind dex Europe 160 150 140 130 120 110 100 90 80 Aug‐10 Oct‐10 Jan‐10 Feb‐10 Mar‐10 Apr 10 Apr‐10 May‐10 Jun‐10 Sep‐10 Dec‐10 Jan‐11 Feb‐11 Mar‐11 Apr‐11 May‐11 Jun‐11 J 11 Jul‐10 Nov‐10 Nov 10 YoY Employment Index Europe results for the past 18 mo Monster E onths are as fo ollows:FebF Mar Ap pr May Jun n Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May M Jun Jul J Y-O-Y 10 1 10 10 0 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 1 11 11 1101 104 10 08 112 114 4 115 115 117 122 122 122 116 125 131 136 135 1 140 139 1 21% 1
  2. 2. Industry Year-over-year Trends: 22 of the 24 industry sectors monitored by the Index in July exhibitedpositive annual growth trends.• Transport, post and logistics (up 43 percent) was the top growth sector in July and remained the star performer in the Index, closely followed by Production, manufacturing, maintenance and repair (up 41 percent)• Engineering (up 40 percent) and Telecommunication (up 35 percent) remained the top performers of the professional services sector with Telecommunication registering a notable improvement on last month’s 29 percent• Banking, Finance, Insurance (up two percent) swung back into a state of positive annual growth, albeit at a modest rate. Legal (up three percent) also registered a positive annual growth rate, reflecting moderate improvement across primarily white-collar job functions in finance and professional services• Public sector, defence, community (down six percent) registered the steepest annual decline in July’s Index, continuing to exhibit the impact of ongoing government cuts to this sector• Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Leisure (down four percent) was the only private-sector industry to exhibit ongoing decline, although the rate of decline has eased slightly from last month Top Growth Industries Lowest Growth Industries Jul Jul Industry 10 Jul 11 % Industry Jul 10 11 % Transport, post and 136 195 43% Automotive 118 126 7% logistics Production, manufacturing, 187 264 41% Legal 114 117 3% maintenance, repair Engineering 117 164 40% Banking, finance, insurance 87 89 2% Arts, entertainment, sports, Telecommunication 78 105 35% 121 116 -4% leisure Public sector, defence, Real estate 96 121 26% 86 81 -6% communityOccupation Year-over-year Trends: All nine occupational groups monitored by the Index in Julycontinued to exhibit positive annual growth. • Craft and related trades workers (up 48 percent) maintained its lead in annual growth for the third consecutive month, with a growth rate closer to the Index-wide average in July than in prior months, suggesting other occupations are contributing more to the overall upward direction of the Index • Managers (up 12 percent) gained some growth momentum in July, while Professionals (up 20 percent) continued to grow at a near-average pace • Service and sales workers (up 22 percent) edged up among occupational groups, claiming third place among groups by measure of annual growth 2
  3. 3. Top Growth Occupations Lowest Growth Occupations Jul Jul Occupation 10 Jul 11 % Occupation Jul 10 11 % Craft and related trades 160 236 48% Clerical support workers 122 144 18% workers Plant and machine Technicians and associate 99 125 26% 111 124 12% operators, and assemblers professionals Service and sales workers 245 300 22% Managers 105 118 12% The full monthly Monster Employment Index reports for Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom will be made available on Tuesday, 9th August at 06:00 CET at: http://aboutmonster.com/employment/index/17. Data for the month of August 2011 will be released on September 2, 2011. By Region Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Jun Jun Jul Y-O-YRegion 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 e11 11 11 GROWTHBelgium 108 105 106 108 110 110 101 113 120 125 119 118 113 5%France 127 116 116 135 133 134 124 136 138 146 144 150 148 17%Germany 122 124 128 131 135 134 133 139 151 159 158 164 166 36%Italy 135 132 127 134 148 152 135 134 145 147 145 142 148 10%Netherlands 95 91 86 90 92 92 89 90 95 97 98 97 96 1%Sweden 132 123 134 140 150 152 143 163 161 167 170 161 149 13%United Kingdom 129 130 131 138 130 133 128 139 137 138 136 141 140 9% 3
  4. 4. By Industry Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Jun Jun Jul Y-O-Y Industry 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 e 11 11 11 GROWTH Accounting, audit, taxes 90 92 91 94 92 92 91 93 99 102 101 102 101 12% Administrative, organisation 96 94 94 98 98 97 95 102 107 107 108 112 109 14% Agriculture, fishing and forestry 116 114 104 116 112 101 90 109 125 131 130 140 134 16% Arts, entertainment, sports, leisure 121 107 104 107 104 108 105 106 111 112 113 119 116 -4% Automotive 118 117 106 107 113 109 101 113 117 122 125 135 126 7% Banking, finance, insurance 87 87 85 87 85 84 80 83 88 91 88 86 89 2% Construction and extraction 124 125 126 126 126 122 113 122 129 134 135 141 140 13% Education, training and library 192 180 183 199 207 215 192 211 200 215 218 233 218 14% Engineering 117 119 122 128 130 134 130 143 152 163 157 161 164 40% Environment, architecture and urbanism 88 87 97 95 99 98 91 93 95 102 96 103 102 16% Healthcare, social work 566 551 594 600 572 576 575 612 635 628 623 640 633 12% Hospitality and tourism 200 191 215 217 221 212 195 217 243 257 257 256 244 22% HR 86 85 85 87 86 88 85 90 93 95 95 96 95 10% IT 88 88 89 92 94 94 93 97 100 101 100 104 103 17% Legal 114 112 117 117 118 118 111 121 121 121 118 119 117 3% Management and consulting 105 105 107 109 111 109 109 109 113 115 111 115 114 9% Marketing, PR and media 127 127 128 133 131 136 131 136 144 149 143 149 147 16% Production, manufacturing, maintenance, repair 187 190 200 208 212 209 200 218 238 251 248 259 264 41% Public sector, defence, community 86 85 85 89 88 87 81 84 87 84 82 83 81 -6% Real estate 96 102 94 102 100 103 104 111 122 130 126 123 121 26% Research and development 108 105 105 109 111 111 107 115 118 122 121 123 121 12% Sales 100 100 102 105 103 103 97 106 107 108 107 112 110 10% Telecommunications 78 78 82 89 88 88 86 97 99 112 113 102 105 35% Transport, post and logistics 136 138 143 150 150 151 144 150 162 176 182 190 195 43% By Occupation Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Jun Jun Jul Y-O-YOccupation 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 e 11 11 11 GROWTHManagers 105 101 102 105 103 114 112 113 115 117 113 118 118 12%Professionals 114 114 116 121 121 122 117 126 131 136 133 137 137 20%Technicians and associate 111 110 111 116 112 113 108 116 122 123 126 127 124 12%professionalsClerical support workers 122 121 125 130 128 127 123 133 138 142 143 146 144 18%Service and sales workers 245 242 257 258 265 260 234 265 286 301 298 311 300 22%Skilled agricultural, forestry and 175 174 159 179 172 153 136 164 189 200 196 220 208 19%fishery workersCraft and related workers 160 163 174 181 183 180 172 190 206 220 221 230 236 48%Plant and machine operators, and 99 100 101 105 110 108 100 110 119 124 122 129 125 26%assemblersElementary occupations 160 164 165 165 169 166 153 162 178 187 180 194 195 22% 4
  5. 5. About The Monster Employment Index EuropeThe Monster Employment Index Europe provides monthly insight into online recruitment trends across theEuropean Union. Launched in June 2005 with data from December 2004, the Index is based on a review of millionsof employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards,including Monster. The Monster Employment Index’s underlying data is validated for accuracy by ResearchAmerica, Inc. – an independent, third-party auditing firm – to ensure that measured national online job recruitmentactivity is within a margin of error of +/- 1.05%.The Index monitors online job opportunities across all European Union member countries.The monthly reports for Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom andEurope are available at: http://about-monster.com/employment/index/17.About Monster WorldwideMonster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster, the premier global online employmentsolution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in keymarkets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality jobseekers at all levels and by providing personalised career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sitesand services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member ofthe S&P 500 index. To learn more about Monsters industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com.More information about Monster Worldwide is available at http://about-monster.com.Special Note: Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information containedherein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, includingstatements regarding Monster Worldwide, Inc.s strategic direction, prospects and future results. Certain factors, including factors outside ofMonster Worldwides control, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward- looking statements, includingeconomic and other conditions in the markets in which Monster Worldwide operates, risks associated with acquisitions, competition and theother risks discussed in Monster Worldwides Form 10-K and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, whichdiscussions are incorporated in this release by reference.CONTACT:Hannah LiffordWeber Shandwick+44 (0)207 067 0500MonsterEurope@webershandwick.com 5

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