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Despite the Coronavirus pandemic hitting the UK job market hard, there are some vacancies in key industries that are continuing to grow.

This is according to a recent report from CV-Library, which revealed that job postings and applications dropped by 15.1% and 10.3% respectively last month.

Founder of CV-Library, Lee Biggins, commented, “It’s not surprising that the outbreak of Covid-19 has prevented businesses from moving forward with their hiring plans. With global supply chains disrupted and many organisations forced to close their doors in order to respect social distancing rules, companies have had to change the way they operate and adapt to this new normal. Sadly, this has involved placing existing employees on furlough and even making redundancies.”

Although many industries are of course struggling during this pandemic, the data has shown that job vacancies have increased in some key sectors:

  • Public sector roles (up 103.7%)
  • Agriculture (up 98.7%)
  • Social care (up 17.9%)
  • Education (up 2.9%)
  • Distribution (up 2.1%)

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Biggins added, “The sad reality is this is going to be a tough year for many businesses. And, while the government’s assistance should provide some respite, the future of our economy and the UK job market remains uncertain. If your business falls into a key industry that is experiencing growth, you should definitely continue moving forward with your hiring efforts and provide opportunities to the millions of people who may be out of work.

“After all, the country is in a perilous situation and needs these key services to continue operating efficiently. So, if you’re struggling to find the best candidates, you should consider recruiting workers from outside your normal sector. Most professionals have transferrable skills that will be of use to your business and this is crucial if we want to keep the country running during this difficult time.”

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