With huge pressures on employment where are job seekers looking for work?

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Lee Biggins

According to data from CV Library the amount of people searching for driving, retail and healthcare jobs has increased significantly over the past seven days, as job seekers react to increased demand for key workers. 

The data looks at the amount of job searches made on the CV-Library site between 16th-22nd March and compares this with figures from the week of 9th-15th March. 

According to the data, job searches arup by 16.7% in the past week alone, with key industries witnessing even bigger hikes: 

  1. Warehouse – up 132% 
  2. Retail – 127.8% 
  3. Driving – up 76.2% 
  4. Administration – up 60.2% 
  5. Healthcare – up 19.5% 

Alongside this, when looking at job searches for specific roles, CV-Library’s data reveals the following increases: 

  1. Delivery Driver – up 221.9% 
  2. Electrician – up 118% 
  3. Driver – up 98.2% 
  4. Labourer – up 63% 
  5. Project Manager – up 33.2% 
  6. Site Manager – up 27.2% 
  7. Cleaner – up 13.7% 
  8. Retail Assistant – up 13.3% 
  9. Administrator – up 7.6% 
  10. Warehouse Operative – up 6.9% 

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library comments: “The sad reality is that many companies have had to let employees go during these challenging times and this means more people are actively looking for jobs. We’re also starting to see a similar pattern with CV registrations and will continue to monitor this in the coming weeks.”

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