Two vacancies to every jobseeker in the UK

Twice as many jobs as job seekers






Across the UK there are now twice as many job vacancies as there are jobseekers to fill them, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from

October saw 1,229,131 vacancies compared to 664,130 candidates. In the last month in particular, a festive jobs boom has resulted in even more vacancies remaining unfilled.

Doug Monro, the co-founder of Adzuna, said, “Two vacancies to every jobseeker should mean twice as many choices for jobseekers – but this is only true for those with the right skills.”

For SME companies, this means that candidates have the upper hand. They have more options when it comes to choosing their preferred job. Counter offers from current employers are also on the rise, adding to the competition and making it even more difficult to find, and hire, that perfect candidate.

At Jobwise, we are confident in our recruitment approach which is why we offer a no placement, no fee policy.

We interview every candidate face to face before sending their details onto you, and guarantee that we will never send a cold CV. Our consultants also complete full reference checks and skills test in order to ensure we find the perfect candidate for your team.

If you need help recruiting, we’d be happy to help, just give us a call!



Information from Recruitment International

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