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Job vacancies down 3% week-on-week, but construction sees an uplift

Job vacancies declined 3% in the week ending 14th June, but this number was the second highest recorded since the beginning of April, according to Broadbean Technology.

London saw an increase in vacancies, with 37% of new jobs added during the week being based in the capital. Construction vacancies were up 16% week-on-week while engineering roles were up 10% week-on-week.

Alex Fourlis, managing director at Broadbean Technology, commented, “While there has been a slight dip in vacancies across the UK, the fact that numbers remain towards the top level of figures reported since lockdown began is reassuring. There will be peaks and troughs of hiring as organisations begin reopening and find themselves in need of new staff due to those lost to the business in recent months and any unable to return to work. For sectors like construction and engineering, we expect to see a continued growth in demand for employees as businesses increasingly struggle to get enough people on-site to meet the growing demand.”

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