Despite uncertainty in the weeks leading up to a supposed Brexit, new data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that employers in the hospitality industry have continued to remain confident. In fact, the findings show there were 8.3% more jobs on offer in the sector in March, with average salaries climbing by an impressive 8.4%.
The findings, which compared job market data from March 2019 with the same period last year, also revealed that applications for new hospitality jobs decreased by a marginal –0.2% year-on-year, suggesting that candidates aren’t feeling as confident about their employment prospects.
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, comments:“Despite the fact that there’s been no real agreement set for Brexit, employers across the hospitality industry are clearly boosting their recruitment efforts and are still pulling out all the stops to attract new hires to their companies.”
As well as this, the amount of candidates in the hospitality industry registering their CVs online with CV-Library has increased by a staggering 22.6%, suggesting that more individuals are starting to consider looking for jobs.
Biggins continues: “With job applications falling slightly, it appears that hospitality professionals aren’t reacting to employer demand, perhaps because they aren’t feeling confident about moving jobs right now. While frustrating for employers, the fact that more workers are preparing for their job hunt by registering their CVs online suggests that we might very well see a jump in applications next month.”