Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Expert comment: Job market stagnates in wake of general election

Comment from Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, in response to the ONS Labour Market Statistics:

“It's clear that uncertainty surrounding the general election and our future in the European Union has affected employers’ ​confidence, with many putting their hiring ​plans on hold over the past few months. Indeed, our own data supports this, with job vacancies dropping by 11.8% month-on-month in November.

"Now that the Conservative party has a dominating presence in Parliament, we can expect some serious movement with Brexit ​and hope that the job market will pick back up again in time for the new year; especially as January is usually a busier time for recruitment."