Number of advertised part-time roles soars by 44% in one year


Part-time vacancies soared by 44% over the past year, with the biggest rise being recorded in the manufacturing segment (+163%), figures released by employment agency Reed can suggest.

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The number of part time positions in the construction and property segments also grew (by 120% in both case), while the number of similar job opportunities in HR is 23% higher than one year ago.

The North West has experienced the sharpest rise in part-time vacancies – up 87% year-on-year, while in London there are 27% more part-time roles than this time in 2013.

In fact, separate research by Morgan McKinley has pointed out that recruitment in London continues to grow at a very fast pace, the company’s London Employment Monitor showing that advertised vacancies in the capital rose by 10% from June 2014 to July 2014.

Reed.co.uk chairman James Reed called the figures “very encouraging for job-seekers and businesses alike”.

“A business ramping up through part-time roles suggests a gradual and cautious approach to staffing, maintaining flexibility while still focused on job creation,” he said. “Overall, it’s a very buoyant labour market. And with growth visible in such sectors as manufacturing, construction and retail, it’s an indication of key industries returning to growth.”

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