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Job Market Very Quiet? (Manila)

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My company is having trouble finding Filipino applicants for several I.T roles we have open right now. Someone has said this might be because of something called "13-month-pay" which might mean everyone wants to hold onto their jobs until the end of the year when they receive a big bonus. Does anyone know if this is true? Am I better off waiting until January to advertise for positions when perhaps there'll be a major flood of awesome people looking for work once they've had their bonuses? Or am I completely missing the reason why getting good candidates right now seems to be so difficult.

Any help appreciated!

Thanks,
Martin

Manila Forum