The first quarter of 2013 showed overall higher levels of demand for Life Sciences talent globally as the ZRG Index edged up to 82.8, an 8% increase over year end levels. New job opportunities increased broadly across Europe and the Americas, while the number of opportunities in the Asia Pacific region fell 23% in the quarter.
ZRG’s Global Equipment Leasing and Asset Finance Hiring Index posted a slight decrease in overall hiring demand, ending the quarter at 54.5%, down 3.4% in the quarter. In the US, Q1 brought a bit of retreat in the hiring demand for the equipment leasing sector, ending the quarter off 8.8% from year end ranges.
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ZRG Partners has reported 2012 revenues were up 26% compared to 2011. Driving growth was ZRG’s strategic decision to expand the firm’s European footprint through the opening of new offices in Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands.
The year 2012 ended with two straight quarters of decline in the ZRG Partners Global Life Sciences hiring index, closing 2012 at a 76.5% level. While the index was essentially unchanged from Q4 2011, there were some interesting shifts in where new jobs are being sought and the job functions that are now in demand.
ZRG’s Global Equipment Leasing and Asset Finance Hiring Index posted an overall 10% increase in hiring demand from last quarter and we begin the year with 5% more opportunities globally than last January.
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ZRG’s Global Equipment Leasing and Asset Finance Hiring Index is showing a continued slowdown in hiring demand rolling over from last quarter. After a third quarter drop of 11% in hiring demand around the world, we are seeing more of the same in the fourth quarter with an additional drop of 13% in hiring as the index ended at 55%, down from 67%.