Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Job postings rise in response to Government roadmap out of national restrictions

Yet fails to impact job seekers

Data from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, shows the initial reaction of the UK job market to the Government's announcement on Monday, which detailed the roadmap out of the latest period of national restrictions.

Job postings leapt up +8.6% the day after the announcement was made and were also up +29.6% on the equivalent day last month.

However, candidate activity was relatively unaffected. Both job views and applications remained level on the previous day and month, with no significant change or boost.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library comments:

“After a year of stringent operating restrictions businesses across the country are keen to start moving forward. However, after 12 months of unclear lockdown guidance from the government, many candidates remain sceptical about when the milestones set out in the roadmap will be met. As such, hiring professionals shouldn't expect a surge in applications overnight. Instead, employers will likely have to wait until the first stage of the roadmap is complete before job seeker confidence improves and interest in vacancies increases once again.”

About CV-Library

CV-Library is one of the UK’s largest online job sites and attracts over 4.3 million unique job seekers every month. Founded by Lee Biggins in 2000, CV-Library is the UK’s leading independent online job board with a database of over 16 million CVs, around half the UK workforce.