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Jobs site reports 118% jump in construction posts

April 14th, 2014

Advertised construction jobs have more than doubled year-on-year, according to the latest figures from CV-Library.

The first quarterly report of 2014 from the independent job board shows numbers of job postings, applications, job searches and CV registrations are up.

Construction is the sector that has seen the biggest increase in terms of year-on-year growth in jobs posted, with the number up 118% on the first quarter of 2013.

In the first three months of the year, CV-Library saw more than 48 million job searches and over six million job applications made through their website, 856,000 new CVs registered, and over 300,000 jobs posted. When compared to Q4 of 2013, there were 22.25% more jobs posted through CVLibrary’s job board network, and construction was the fifth growth industries by jobs posted, up +31.64%.

Job searches were up 51% compared to the same period in 2013, and the number of CVs being either newly registered or modified was almost 17% higher than the period before the turn of the year. Smart phones and other mobile devices being used more frequently and use of the CV-Library website via a smart phone or a connected device is up 10% since the turn of the year, and made up 32% of total traffic.

Lee Biggins, managing director of CV-Library commented: “These findings are really positive for the British economy. There are 22% more jobs posted compared to the final quarter of last year, and job seekers are using all available resources to find that next job. Key indicator industries such as construction are showing huge increases, and it is going to be fascinating to see if the market can sustain such growth going forward.”

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