Part-time roles on the rise

Reed Job Index - March 2013

 Reed Job Index shows 44% increase in part-time job vacancies in the past year

 Biggest annual increase seen in part-time Manufacturing roles

 North West of England sees highest levels of part-time growth

 

The number of part-time jobs available in the UK has seen a dramatic uplift in the past year. 

Figures released by reed.co.uk report 44% more part-time job vacancies in July 2014 than at the same point last year.

The top three growth sectors for part-time jobs advertised are: Manufacturing (+163% YOY); Retail (+120%); and Construction & Property (+106%).   The North West of England has seen the highest levels of growth in part-time jobs – 87% in the past year.

 

Commenting on the latest figures, James Reed, Chairman of reed.co.uk said:

“This dramatic increase in the volume of part-time vacancies is very encouraging for jobseekers and businesses alike.   A business ramping up through part-time roles suggests a gradual and cautious approach to staffing, maintaining flexibility while still focused on job creation.

“Overall, it’s a very buoyant labour market.  During each week in July, we saw over a million applications and we have over a third more job vacancies on our site than at the same point a year ago. And with growth visible in such sectors as Manufacturing, Construction and Retail – many of the hardest hit during the recession – it’s an indication of key industries returning to growth.”

 

Other findings from the Reed Job Index include:

 A 75% increase in job vacancies in Motoring and Automotive sector (Jul 13 – Jul 14)

 A 46% increase in roles available in Wales (Jul 13 – Jul 14)

Transport and Logistics is fastest moving sector with 77% growth in job vacancies in the period January to June 2104

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