18,000 new job ads in the first week of January 2023

New research which was undertaken by the REC has found that there were 18,000 new job ads posted in the first week of January this year. Here are some of the statistics:

– There were 1.53 million active job postings in the week of 2-8 January 2023, this was a 1.5% increase in comparison to the previous week

– There were 184,335 new job adverts in the first week of January, a 24.5% increase n the same period in January 2022 (148,032)

– New job ads in the first week of January 2023 were 134% higher than the week before, however hiring always slows during the Christmas period

– There is an increase in demand for police officers, domestic workers and sports and leisure industry personnel

When discussing these statistics, Workforce Director, Paul Alekna said: “There is no better time to search for a new job than the start of a new year, and these statistics show that despite caution amongst some employers, the jobs market remains robust, and there is a high demand for new staff in an abundance of different industries.”

We are actively seeking candidates for a vast number of roles. So, if you’re looking to start the new year with a new job, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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