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Online recruitment index reveals active hiring

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Hiring is active and happening online, according to the Monster Employment Index, which reveals significant increases in the arts, entertainment, sports and leisure sector opportunities.

The index report is based on a review of millions of employer job opportunities from a range of corporate career sites and job boards across Europe and, according to the latest figures, has increased to a level of 169 points in November following two consecutive monthly dips.

There were also significant increases in online recruiting for craft and related workers; skilled agricultural and fishery workers; and plant and machine operators and assemblers. Overall, the index is up by 41 points, or 32 per cent, compared to last November.

In contrast, banking, finance and insurance experienced a significant dip, decreasing by 20 index points after being the highest growing sector in October. Job availability for technicians and associate professionals within this industry dropped considerably. Opportunities declined across all regions, with the biggest dips in Northern Ireland and the Midlands.

“It is highly encouraging that the UK online job market showed such strong signs of recovery in November, following two successive monthly dips,” said Andrea Bertone, regional director, Monster Worldwide Europe. “UK unemployment is now at its lowest level for more than two and a half years and employers are increasingly placing job advertisements online to attract the most talented candidates.”

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