In signs of the economy opening up, Hospitality roles are at their highest levels since January 2020 (60% up on last month and 86% up on April 2020) and Leisure roles maintain the strong performance of last month (and 63% up on the same month last year). This is according to the latest Keep Britain Working job index report.
Jobs posted for April 2020 were 1.5 times the same month last year, when the job market felt the full force of the lockdown. With the recovery underway and the vaccine roll-out progressing, job vacancies for April 2021 maintained the strong position we have seen since the start of the year. This will be welcome news for the millions of jobseekers out there.
There was good news for graduates, with grad positions and internships seeing a second month of solid performance following many months of few jobs posted. The current levels of graduate roles posted are 83% up on the same month last year and above 60% of pre-pandemic levels for the second month in a row.
There is no doubt that the job market continues to present a frustrating experience for many, with more people applying for fewer roles. This is perhaps most keenly felt by the younger age groups, who have been typically most at risk of losing their jobs or trying to find an opportunity in an already congested job market. We must remain committed to helping individuals secure their future. Keep Britain Working is providing a programme of webinars aimed at just this, you find these here with other materials to support your current situation here.