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Hospitality sees 134% week-on-week increase in new jobs advertised

Despite the UK reporting a 4% fall in hiring in the week ending 21st June, demand for hospitality professionals was up 134%, according to data from Broadbean. Sales & trading and ICT roles, however, were also down 4% week-on-week.

 

London saw the number of new vacancies rise 9% week-on-week. Whilst temp vacancies were up 3% week-on-week, perm hiring was down 5%.

 

Alex Fourlis, managing director at Broadbean Technology, commented, “There’s no doubt that hospitality has been one of the hardest hit sectors during Covid-19, so to see vacancies up again is a truly promising sign for the UK economy. As the easing of lockdown rules continue to be announced by the Government and with cafes, pubs and restaurants given the green light to reopen in July, we anticipate this hiring activity to continue, particularly as many employers battle to get new staff on board quickly. The balance between temporary and permanent hiring remains tipped in the favour of temp positions and will continue to do so as businesses face the on-going dilemma of replacing employees unable to return to work for a variety of reasons including childcare commitments and shielding requirements in light of Covid-19.”

 

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