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Business confidence blossoms in London, with job vacancies soaring

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Despite June marking another year since the Brexit vote, businesses across London have remained confident in their hiring efforts over the last 12 months, with job vacancies rising by 14.2% in Q2 2018. That’s according to the latest job market data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.

The report, which compared data from Q2 2018 with that of the same period in 2017, found that businesses in London have remained resilient in the past year, despite ongoing economic uncertainty. As a result, the city made it onto the list of the top locations for job growth in Q2, the full list includes:

  1. Hull – jobs up by 38%
  2. Liverpool – jobs up by 19.7%
  3. Sheffield – jobs up by 18.9%
  4. Leeds – jobs up by 15.2%
  5. London – jobs up by 14.2%
  6. Glasgow – jobs up by 13.5%
  7. Edinburgh – jobs up by 12.1%
  8. Newcastle – jobs up by 11.6%
  9. Manchester – jobs up by 10.7%
  10. Birmingham – jobs up by 10.6%

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments: “Another year has passed and there’s still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Brexit and what this will mean for many businesses across the UK.

“This is particularly true right now following the resignation of both the Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State, which will inevitably delay Brexit negotiations. Yet despite this, employers across London appear to be showing resilience, as they’ve continued to drive their recruitment efforts in the last 12 months.”




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