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Part-time vacancies up 44% in a year

The number of part-time roles advertised has increased by 44% since the same time last year, according to figures released by reed.co.uk.
The biggest rises in advertised part-time roles are in manufacturing (+163%), retail, and construction and property (both +120%). The number of part-time vacancies in HR is 23% higher than one year ago. The only sector to see part-time jobs decrease over the past 12 months is strategy and consultancy, which have fallen by 57%.
The North West has experienced the sharpest rise in part-time vacancies – up 87% year-on-year. In London, there are 27% more part-time roles than this time in 2013. Reed.co.uk chairman James Reed called the figures “very encouraging for job-seekers and businesses alike”.
“A business ramping up through part-time roles suggests a gradual and cautious approach to staffing, maintaining flexibility while still focused on job creation,” he said. “Overall, it’s a very buoyant labour market. And with growth visible in such sectors as manufacturing, construction and retail, it’s an indication of key industries returning to growth.”
SOURCE: hrmagazine.co.uk
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