Job vacancies on the up
The number of job vacancies in the UK increased by three per cent in June, suggesting more workers could soon be starting in offices in London and across the rest of the nation.
Data from the Reed Job Index shows that job vacancies have now returned to levels seen in April.
However, the index also highlighted that salaries for new jobs have remained flat and are currently lower than in December 2009.
In terms of what sectors jobseekers should be looking at, HR had a reading of 138 compared with an average of 125, while the insurance and engineering sectors have also shown improvements.
Martin Warnes, managing director of reed.co.uk, said: “Demand for skilled, highly-qualified staff has fuelled this month’s increase.”
“In spite of residual concerns over the economy, opportunities for jobseekers are growing again as employers look for the talent they need to support their ambitions for the future,” he added.
Figures from the Confederation of British Industry and PricewaterhouseCoopers recently highlighted that employment in the financial sector is at its highest level since 2007.