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BAME inclusive jobs drop by half after COVID-19

With protests sweeping the globe and more focus on creating an equal and inclusive workforce for UK workers, leading job search engine, Adzuna.co.uk has revealed the UK regions and industries that are most and least inclusive for minority groups in the UK.

 

 

According to the latest figures from Adzuna, which provides job data from all available jobs in the UK,

 

 

The number of job adverts promoting inclusiveness and diversity have dropped by 51% and now only account for 7% of job ads in the UK according to research from Adzuna.

 

 

The number of vacancies has fallen from 52,364 to 26,916 year to date, reflecting job losses caused by COVID-19.

 

 

The South of England leads the way on the number of inclusive employers for diversity. Just under a quarter of all BAME inclusive roles are based in London (23.3%), boasting 6,259 vacancies. The South East of England is in second place with 15.9% of all BAME inclusive roles (4,281 open vacancies). The North West rounds up the top 3 with 7.5% of all inclusive roles (2,032 vacancies). Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Reading and Cambridge are among the cities to promote diversity in the workplace.

 

 

The North East of England is the least inclusive region for BAME workers, with just 1.5% of all inclusive vacancies across the country (417 open vacancies). Northern Ireland is only marginally higher with just 1.8% of all jobs (473 open roles). Wales is among the least inclusive regions for BAME inclusive employers at 1.9% (507 open roles).

 

 

The IT industry tops the list of inclusive industries for minority groups with more than 9,971 jobs supporting diversity. Citi, PwC and Deloitte are among the companies to show their support in their hiring process. Healthcare and nursing is also another prominent industry promoting inclusivity this year, with 7,553 open roles supporting the BAME community. Support workers, nurses and healthcare assistants are among the many healthcare roles to promote anti-discrimination of all kinds in their job ads. Accounting and finance rounds up the top 3 industries, making a conscious effort to increase equality, diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

 

 

“Only 7% of all advertised jobs in the UK actively promote inclusivity for minority groups in their job ads,” said Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna. “This can be particularly troublesome for industries that have a poor track record for diversity, such as the creative and design industry. A diverse workforce is a great opportunity for employers to find staff with a different set of experiences and perspectives, so we hope to see more support for different minority groups as the job market starts to recover.”

 

 

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