Fall in UK private sector job vacancies

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments
Fall in UK private sector job vacancies

Job vacancies in the UK’s private sector fell in April, according to the latest employment index from recruitment specialist, Reed.

The month registered a 2% drop in opportunities, compared with March, reflecting slower growth in the banking and tourism sectors, although vacancies were up 22% on an annual basis.

The year-on-year rise is due to private sector growth, as public sector vacancies continue to decline, and the IT and engineering sectors fared well in April although overall, salaries were down 1% compared with December 2009.

reed.co.uk managing director, Martin Warnes, is not surprised by the April downturn, commenting to the BBC: “Easter and Royal Wedding holidays led to a disjointed period for UK businesses”.

He added: “Clearly business growth has been sustained at a higher level than the last quarter of 2010, but continued recovery remains difficult to predict.”

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