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Candidate Shortage Forcing up Salaries in Travel

Travel companies are being forced to offer higher salaries to attract new staff and work harder to retain existing employees, according to an industry recruitment specialist.
New Frontiers said the improved economic outlook meant travel companies were expanding but, with the jobless rate down to 6.2%, fewer “quality” candidates were available in the market to recruit.
Between May and July this year there were 2.02 million people unemployed in Britain, a drop of almost half a million on last year.
Speaking at a human resources seminar organised by the recruitment company and travel law specialists Hill Dickinson, New Frontiers general manager Jose Cofone said: “There are fewer people actively looking [for jobs] and that means travel companies are having to offer better salaries to attract people.”
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