Job vacancies up in 2011

Year on year demand for jobs is up 22 per cent across small businesses.


Year on year demand for jobs is up 22 per cent across small businesses.

Year on year employer demand for jobs is up 22 per cent across small businesses, finds research.

According to the Reed Employment Index, which is compiled from analysis of 100,000 jobs and 8,000 recruiters, UK job vacancies have risen 25 per cent since December 2009.

Following the steep rise in vacancies this Spring, April’s job demand is still 20 percent higher than the level for the whole of last year.

Job demand continues to grow across both the manufacturing and service sectors, with increases in engineering, customer service, estate agency, human resources, IT and telecoms.

Salaries for new jobs have stayed one per cent lower in real terms than in December 2009.

Managing director of reed.co.uk Martin Warnes says, ‘These results show that business growth has been sustained at a higher level than the last quarter of 2010, but continued recovery remains difficult to predict.’

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