Construction and Hospitality postings rise as UK jobs recovery continues

We were pleased to learn UK job postings rose again by 990,000 in the last week of June, according to data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

As pubs and restaurants in England re-opened their doors over the weekend, there was a notable increase in job postings in the hospitality sector.

The biggest increase in adverts for these hospitality roles was in London, but there was growth across the whole of England. However, the number of job postings in the sector remains low compared to before the lockdown, and many firms will start by bringing back staff who had been furloughed.

Other occupations which saw increased numbers of job postings in the second half of June were skilled construction roles such as glaziers (+21.0%), bricklayers (+5.5%) and roofers (+5.3%), as more building sites continue to open.

The full stats from the REC’s latest Jobs Recovery Tracker can be found at: https://www.rec.uk.com/our-view/news/press-releases/jobs-recovery-tracker-job-postings-grow-key-sectors-open