Employer confidence in hiring returns to positive territory for the first time since the beginning of 2022, according to new Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) data.
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The number of new job adverts shot up in the week to 23rd April as businesses returned to hiring after the Easter break.
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In a marked change from March’s boost to job activity, April saw drops in both jobs and applications.
The ONS has published its latest labour market update this morning. Commenting on the statistics, Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of REC, said:
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Employers are scaling household bills support, instant access wages and home working allowances as 70% of workers are worried about their current salary during an ongoing cost of living crisis.
There were rises in both jobs and applications, with a particularly significant rise of 20% in applications, taking them to the highest levels we’ve seen in over a year.