Demand for hospitality professionals more than doubled in the week leading up to the reopening of restaurants and bars. The demand was up 134% in the week ending 21st June, according to real-time statistics from the world’s largest network of job boards, Broadbean Technology.
The jump in hospitality vacancies is indicative of the many businesses which were getting ready to reopen on the 4th July.
The Broadbean Technology data also revealed that the number of jobs being advertised was fairly balanced across most employers in the sector, with a few major brands posting a large number of vacancies, including Costa, McDonalds, the Stonegate Pub Company and Home Bargains.
Alex Fourlis, Managing Director at Broadbean Technology commented:
“There’s no doubt that hospitality has been one of the hardest hit sectors during Covid-19, so to see vacancies up again is a truly promising sign for the UK economy. As the easing of lockdown rules continue, we anticipate this hiring activity to also continue, particularly as many employers battle to get new staff on board quickly.”