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Employers invest in new talent as advertised vacancies rise by 9%

Figures from the Robert Walters UK Jobs Index, which charts vacancy numbers posted to online platforms, suggests that demand for professionals is building across an array of professions. 

One of the biggest movers is supply chain & logistics, where yearly job volumes have expanded by over 40%. Roles in accounting & finance (up 23%), legal (up 16%) and secretarial & support (a 29% rise) have also grown rapidly in the same period, as well as in treasury (12%) and financial services (7%). 

Whilst job advert volumes in the London job market continued to rise (up 6% in the year), the Midlands was the hottest region for advertised jobs growth, generating 16% more vacancies than in 2013. 

Chris Hickey, CEO, Robert Walters UK, Middle East and South Africa, says:

“The pace of job advert growth across such a diverse range of professions is an encouraging sign, highlighting the UK’s strengthening economy and adding to the UK’s reputation as a premier business hub.

“Demand from the UK regions in sectors such as law, finance & accountancy and underlines the strength of regional growth and talent pools.

“We anticipate continued robust job market growth in the UK throughout the second half of 2014.”



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