Massive Monday, the first working Monday of the New Year, boasted record breaking numbers of new jobseekers and employment opportunities for 2015.
According to reed.co.uk, Massive Monday saw 235,981 applications and 17,730 new candidate registrations in a single day, with many workers reconsidering their career options. Job applications increased by 31% compared with the same Monday in January last year.
11,599 new jobs were added to reed.co.uk on Massive Monday, the highest recorded in a single day since 2008, with the busiest period between 11:00am – 12:00 pm, accounting for more than 64,000 visits.
Transport and Logistics saw the highest growth in applications year-on-year with a 500% increase on 2014. Manufacturing came in second highest, recording a 400% increase, while secretarial and PA positions rose by 253% from 2014.
Commenting on the latest figures, James Reed, Chairman of reed.co.uk said:
“Massive Monday was even bigger this year, with more applications and job opportunities live on reed.co.uk than ever before. Many of us start January eager to make a fresh start and for lots of people, that means finding a new job.
“With growing confidence in the market, 2015 looks set to be a bumper year of new opportunities.”
The latest reed.co.uk Job Index report stands at 228, and is 33% higher than a year ago. The latest figures also reveal the top year-on-year growth sectors for jobs advertised are Energy (77.7%), Hospitality and Catering (63.3%) and Social Care (60.1%). The Energy (9.2%) and Engineering (6.5%) sectors have seen the most growth in job vacancies month-on-month.
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