U.K. Online Recruitment Activity Shows Strength

August 18, 2010 – The Monster Employment Index Europe, a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards across Europe, edged up one percent in July while online job demand was up 14 percent year over year. Although the Index only noted a mild increase in July, online job opportunities reached a 17-month high, suggesting ongoing improvement across Europe. Among industry sectors, automotive noted a solid rise, whilst transport, post and logistics and production, manufacturing, maintenance and repair exhibited a sharp uptick for the second consecutive monthly, mirroring growth in European industrial production and exports. “July saw the Index extend to a sixth consecutive month of growth and reach a 17 month high, reflecting continual improvement on the demand-side of the job market. This coincides with rises in consumer confidence and business activity to suggest that now is an encouraging time for job seekers,” said Andrea Bertone, head of Monster Europe. “While wider recovery is still limited, it is notable that sectors badly hit by the recession, including manufacturing and transport, are showing significantly higher levels of recruitment activity compared to this time last year.”

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