Based on a new Jobcentre Plus survey of 4500 employees, almost 43 per cent of the 3.4 million job openings last year went to service jobs like bar staff, unskilled labourers and packers. There were also significant openings in the sales and customer services occupations.
It was also reported that a quarter of all employers hired or attempted to hire staff last year. Small companies accounted for half of the employers who are trying to recruit new staff.
It also looks like that entrepreneurs who have started their own business and operating it are looking for motivation and flexibility in their employees, followed by verbal communications. Interestingly, regardless of the experience of the applicant or the type of occupation being filled, the same wished for skills come up.