Coronavirus: ‘vital green sprout’ as the number of job vacancies in the UK increases | Economic news

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The number of jobs in the UK has increased, according to new research, as sectors such as the hotel industry begin to emerge after months of closure.

There were 990,000 job openings in the last week of June, 27,000 more than the first week of the month, said the Confederation of Recruitment and Employment.

There has been a noticeable increase in vacancies in pubs and restaurants as the sector prepares to reopen in England this weekend, according to the organization, which represents more than 3,300 recruiting firms.

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A notable increase in vacancies in pubs and restaurants was recorded

Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will welcome customers for the first time in more than three months on Saturday after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The largest increase in job vacancies in the hotel sector was recorded in London, although the number of vacancies remains low compared to before the lockout.

Other occupations that have seen an increase in the number of jobs available include glaziers, bricklayers, roofers, hairdressers and level crossing patrollers.

Employment Minister Mims Davies said: “Some sectors continue to feel COVID-19[female[feminine, but there are opportunities for job seekers. ”

She added: “As we recover from the initial shock of this health emergency to gradually and carefully reopen sectors of our economy, an increase in vacancies in the hotel and construction industry is a welcome and vital green growth. ”

Thousands of job losses in the UK have been reported in recent days due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Casual Dining Group, which owns Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanassaid on Thursday it would cut more than 1,900 jobs and close 91 restaurants after calling administrators.

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Bella Italia owner announced hundreds of job cuts on Thursday

He came after SSP Group, the company behind the food stores Upper crust and Caffe Ritazza, confirmed its intention to cut 5,000 jobs on its main UK market.

Meanwhile, the President of Airbus in the UK, further job cuts could not be ruled out after the company announced that 1,700 jobs would be cut from its UK operations.

Luxury department store Harrods Also announced more than 670 layoffs this week, and department store chain John Lewis said some of its 50 stores may never reopen.

the National Statistics Office said last month that initial estimates suggested that 163,000 people had lost their jobs in the UK in May, up from 449,000 in April.

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