Tags: vacancies

Advertised vacancies outstrip jobseekers for first time since the recession

Highlights Total advertised vacancies shoot up to 936,596 in October 2014, growing 3.4% month-on-month and rising by 25.1% compared to October 2013 Advertised vacancies outnumber jobseekers for the first-time since the recession, with 936,596 vacancies and 887,771 jobseekers in October 2014 Salary packets rise above the rate of inflation in October, as average advertised salaries…

Competition for jobs at record low as graduate vacancies soar

A recovering graduate jobs market has helped push the number of advertised job vacancies up by a fifth over the last year, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk. Total advertised vacancies grew 19.8% year-on-year in April, supported by a flurry of opportunities for new grads and growing science and manufacturing sectors, as…

Job vacancies 14% up on last year thanks to rise of manufacturing

UK vacancy growth is powering ahead, with the number of advertised job vacancies across the country rising 14% in the past year, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk. Overall the UK jobs market improved in January, with a steady increase in the number of advertised vacancies. There were 768,104 vacancies in total,…

REC reports vacancy growth and temp billings at 15-year high

Strongest rise in permanent placements since March 2010 Temp billings increase at fastest pace in over 15 years Permanent salary growth highest since October 2007 Summary: The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey…

Two-speed market for labour is emerging in the North of England

A two-speed labour market is emerging, with a lack of candidates for highly skilled jobs coupled with persistent levels of unemployment, according to a new report. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey…

Lack of training in some sectors entrenching hard-to-fill vacancies

A lack of training in some sectors of the economy is leading to persistent skills gaps that are becoming increasing problematic as time goes on, a report has found. These ‘skills potholes’ are particularly prevalent in skilled trades such as chefs, plumbers and electricians where one in three vacancies are classified by employers as hard…

Jobs market shows growth in the face of double dip recession

Number of advertised general staffing vacancies increases by 11% Despite the recent announcement that the UK has sunk back into recession, the job market is holding steady, with an 11% increase in the number of general staffing vacancies advertised in April compared to the previous month. This data, from the UK’s largest recruiter Adecco, reflects…

General staffing jobs see boost, as advertised vacancies increase by 6%

The General Staffing sector saw a real boost in job numbers in February, says a new report from leading recruiter Adecco. The number of advertised permanent roles for General Staffing jobs in the UK (which typically include sectors such as retail and engineering) increased by 6% month-on-month, offering reassurance that January’s positive figures were not…

Lack of skilled candidates leaving graduate roles unfilled

One-third of graduate recruiters failed to meet their recruitment targets in 2010-11 because of a lack of suitably skilled candidates, according to research published today. The Association of Graduate Recruiters’ (AGR) winter edition of its twice-yearly survey of graduate recruitment found that 32.3% of graduate recruiters had failed to meet their targets, an increase of…