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A new report has shown that since late March, the number of active job adverts has risen steadily across the UK.

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) latest Labour Market Tracker revealed that in the last week of April, there were 1.81 million job adverts in the UK – up by seven per cent from a week earlier and 15% from a month earlier

Last week also saw almost every local area in the UK report an increase in job postings, with Aberdeen leading the way with a 35% spike.

The report shows that all occupation areas recorded at least marginal increases in job adverts compared to the previous week, with a notable surge in adverts for jobs in the business and accounting sector (accountants, collector salespersons, and financial managers and directors).

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Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the REC, commented on the findings, “The data continues to show that employers across the UK are eager to hire new staff into their businesses. The number of new job postings has remained relatively stable for the past few weeks, despite concern about rising inflation.

“But the jobs market remains tight – the rising number of active adverts indicates that some firms are struggling to hire. That makes it a great time to be looking for a new role, but it’s important that employers look closely at all aspects of their offer to candidates and consult with a recruitment expert to make sure they get the quality staff they need.”

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