Vacancies for four-day week roles up 90%

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CV-Library: ‘A lot has changed in both the economy and the job market over the last 12 months and employers are having to seek new ways of attracting staff, over and above competitive pay and a pension’.

Recent data has revealed that job postings for a four-day working week are up 89.6% year-on-year.

Some businesses in the UK are currently trialling the biggest experiment of four-day working weeks with 100% pay for 80% of the hours.

According to the CV-Library findings, with more job vacancies than unemployed people in the UK, it’s no surprise that employers are doing more to attract job seekers.

Looking at the different working sectors, all except agriculture and personnel have seen annual increases to four-day week job postings.

The top sectors include:

  • Charities (+492%)
  • Distribution (+373%)
  • Catering (+286%)
  • Sales (+247%)
  • Administration (+214%)

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Lee Biggins Founder and CEO of CV-Library, commented, We are seeing a huge increase in the number of four-day week jobs being posted. A year ago, these types of jobs were negligible. A lot has changed in both the economy and the job market over the last 12 months and employers are having to seek new ways of attracting staff, over and above competitive pay and a pension.

“Time will tell if this draws in job seekers, and we’ll be keeping a close eye on application numbers. It’s also crucial to see the results of the trials in place and if a four-day working week is viable and sustainable for businesses and not just a short-term solution to attract and retain top talent.”

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