September 22nd, 2021 | Industry News
The end of the furlough scheme in September is not expected to have much impact on the record number of empty jobs in the UK, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation is warning. There were 1.6 million vacancies at the beginning of September, and the number is growing. Recruitment agencies are reporting that these shortfalls are hitting both highly qualified jobs and basic labour positions, which is exacerbated by the effects of Brexit. Over a million employees will find out their employment status on 30 September when the scheme ends and UK agencies making the best use of recruitment software have shown a surge of currently employed people looking for their next job ahead of expected bad news on that date. Of course bad news for some will be they have no job to return to, while for others it will be being asked to return to work!
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