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Job vacancies up 54% in first week of June

In the week ending 7th June, vacancies were up 54% across the UK, according to Broadbean Technology. Job advertisements were up 42% week-on-week in London.

The number of permanent jobs added to thee 36,000 jobsites tracked by Broadbean were up 51%, despite numbers declining each week since mid-April.

There was an uptick in vacancies in most sectors, with healthcare and ICT seeming the greatest increases. In education, vacancies were up 75% week-on-week as schools begin to reopen.

Alex Fourlis, managing director at Broadbean Technology, commented, “The UK certainly started June with a bang and with some much-needed good news. It’s incredibly promising to see an uptick in vacancies across so many sectors. While we’ve noted spikes from a few industries since the lockdown began in March, this overall increase truly marks the first positive steps for our economy. Of course, we hope this trend continues, but much will now depend on how the containment of the virus is handled as more of the UK reopens.”

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