Job Application Numbers Climb as Openings Fall

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The number of job seekers' applications posted on jobs portal Profession.hu increased 34% in the fourth quarter from the same period a year earlier, while the volume of employer advertisements for open positions fell 17%, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Profession.hu said the number of openings advertised fell 39% in Zala County, in the west of the country, and 22% in the capital.

The number of openings for management positions and for engineers increased, while the number for IT professionals and catering staff fell.

Although the labor shortage is still evident in some professions, Profession.hu marketing director Balázs Varga said competition for openings is "fundamentally strengthening".

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