January sees rise in job roles

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Latest statistics show that January saw a significant rise in available job roles, however, skill shortages still remain a concern for many businesses across the UK.

The report, carried out by CV-Library, revealed that advertised vacancies grew by 63.8% last month. Applications also saw a rise, increasing by as much as 79% compared to December 2018 data.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, said, “Our latest job market statistics are a bit of a mixed bag. While the figures seem largely positive this month, we simply cannot ignore the fact that candidate applications are down year-on-year. It’s no secret that the government’s failure to agree an effective Brexit deal is the key driving factor behind this.

“What’s more, unemployment is at its lowest rate since the mid-70s. While this is good news for the labour market and our economy, it’s having a knock on effect on the job market, with less candidates actively looking for work. Furthermore, less EU nationals are exploring employment opportunities in the UK. This means businesses are having to work harder than ever to fill their vacancies and plug the skills gap.”

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