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Part-time job vacancies increase by 44%

Posted on by Joanne Curwen

A report by Reed Job Index has indicated a positive and dramatic uplift in the number of part time jobs available in the UK over the last year. The figures released by have identified a 44% increase in part-time job vacancies in comparison to this time last year.

Key findings include:

  • Year-on-year growth across every UK region during July
  • A UK-wide growth in vacancies by 35% compared to July 2013
  • A 77% growth in job vacancies in the Transport and Logistics sector making it the fastest growing sector
  • A 75% growth in job vacancies in the Motoring and Automotive sector
  • Engineering saw a year-on-year growth of 68%

Chairman of, James Reed, commented on these changes:

“This dramatic increase in the volume of part-time vacancies is very encouraging for jobseekers and businesses alike. A business ramping up through part-time roles suggests a gradual and cautious approach to staffing, maintaining flexibility while still focused on job creation. Overall, it’s a very buoyant labour market.”

At Simplyco we understand that flexibility is key and part-time work can give you the opportunity to earn money but still do the things you love. We offer a straight-forward service that helps you out with things like tax, accounts and invoices to give you even more free time. We’re here to give you a life less complicated.

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