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.
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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…
New permanent jobs are growing faster than temporary or contract vacancies, according to the latest figures released by reed.co.uk.
UK salaries continue to stutter, whilst the number of new jobs available is still rising, according to new figures released by reed.co.uk.
The number of new jobs available in Construction and Property has risen by 81% in the last 12 months, according to the figures released for February by reed.co.uk.
A consistent rise in new vacancies, increased confidence amongst workers, skills shortages in key sectors and a rising cost of living will put pressure on employers to increase pay.