Category Archives: Reed Job Index
Jobseekers are taking advantage of new opportunities in growth sectors, as so-called job automation puts jobs at risk of elimination by computing and robotics.
Massive Monday, the first working Monday of the New Year, boasted record breaking numbers of new jobseekers and employment opportunities for 2015, according to the latest reed.co.uk Job Index.
Employers are turning to temporary and contract workers to fill skills shortages brought about by economic growth and a recovering permanent jobs market, according to new figures from reed.co.uk.
The number of new job vacancies available in the UK from January to June 2014 grew by more than 25% year-on-year.
Figures released this week by reed.co.uk show a continued rise in the availability of new vacancies during the first half of the year, as more than a million new jobs were advertised.
UK employers are taking on apprentices in unprecedented numbers as the economy gathers pace, according to new figures released by reed.co.uk. So far in 2014, the number of apprenticeships available each month has grown by more than 87% compared to the 2013 average. The growth in apprenticeships is not confined to traditional trades and labour. Of the 944 apprenticeships posted on reed.co.uk in May, 370 were in Business & Administration and 243 were in IT & Telecoms. The biggest year-on-year increases were in the Retail (+483%) and Construction & Property sectors (+360%). The surge in apprenticeships comes against a backdrop of recovery across the jobs market, with a 24% annual rise in all new jobs available during May. The Reed Job Index, which is compiled every month using data from more than 180,000 live vacancies advertised on reed.co.uk, stands at 204 – its highest level since the Index was first…