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Job Vacancies Continue To Rise

July 27, 2018

Organisations across the country have maintained an upward trajectory in their hiring activities in the year to June 2018, according to new employment market data from the job site CV-Library.

The second quarter of this year saw a bounce of 11.6 per cent when compared with vacancy figures for the same period in 2017. This resilience is all the more impressive when viewed against the background of economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

As one would expect, the figures for Q2 saw an increase in the number of opportunities in the capital, but there is also good news for cities around the UK:

  • Hull – jobs up by 38%
  • Liverpool – jobs up by 19.7%
  • Sheffield – jobs up by 18.9%
  • Leeds – jobs up by 15.2%
  • London – jobs up by 14.2%
  • Glasgow – jobs up by 13.5%
  • Edinburgh – jobs up by 12.1%
  • Newcastle – jobs up by 11.6%
  • Manchester – jobs up by 10.7%
  • Birmingham – jobs up by 10.6%

Here at FRS, we too have experienced a significant rise in the number of vacancies we are being asked to fill. This naturally reflects the general trend of business resilience but also - and importantly - indicates a growing awareness of the benefits of employing the candidates we provide, ex-military personnel.

FRS Managing Director, Graham Brown, commented: "Increasingly, we speak to clients who are desperate for candidates who do more than simply match a job description. They want people who offer added value, who have the hunger and the desire to make a role their own and commit to it for the long haul. These are values that are embodied by the British military."

Find out how we can help fill your vacancies, here.


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