The variety of on-line job adverts rose this month as employers anticipated the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, in accordance with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.
As many as 146,000 new adverts had been posted within the third week of March, taking the full variety of lively job adverts to 1.29 million.
This comes after a rise of 179,000 within the earlier week, making the previous two weeks the very best weekly figures for the reason that pandemic started.
“The labour market has been remarkably resilient by means of the newest nationwide lockdown and this improve in new job adverts may point out a rising variety of companies wanting to usher in new workers within the coming months as restrictions ease,” a report by the confederation mentioned.
Development was pushed by vacancies for veterinary nurses, up by 14.3 per cent, and bricklayers, which rose by 13.6 per cent. Companies within the retail and hospitality sectors are additionally getting ready for the reopening of the economic system. Vacancies for gross sales and retail assistants rose by 9.7 per cent, whereas demand for kitchen and catering assistants was up 7.6 per cent.
East and West Dunbartonshire remained hiring hotspots in mid-March, with will increase of 4.7 per cent and 4.4 per cent, respectively. The largest fall was on the Isle of Wight, the place vacancies had been down by a fifth.