A UK-based job search company says it has seen a surge in job vacancies in the last few months as the government prepares to make its decision on the country’s exit from the EU.
The company, Happy Job Hunting, said it was not aware of any recent job vacancies.
In a blog post, the company said: “This is the first time that I can say we have seen an increase in vacancies in recent weeks.”
It is very encouraging, as it is not the norm in the market for us.
“In January, the Government announced plans to make the UK an EU member state by the end of March 2019, though the date has yet to be officially set.
It has been widely expected that Britain will remain part of the EU, though many EU countries are concerned about the potential consequences of a UK-style Brexit.
The company, which uses a website to find and advertise job vacancies, said that since January, it had recorded 6.3 million job vacancies on its website, including over 4.4 million on the UK-specific vacancy site vacancyhub.com.
The site, which has been blocked by the Government, said the vast majority of its vacancies were for people working in jobs related to aviation, tourism, manufacturing and other sectors.
It said it had seen a steady increase in the number of people searching for a job with Happy Job Searching, which currently has about 200 vacancies per day.”
We have seen a rise in job seekers with job vacancies as a result of the Government’s decision,” the company wrote.”
This has been accompanied by a fall in the vacancy rate from last year.
“A spokesman for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said that it would make its final decision on whether to leave the EU by the middle of March.