Despite uncertainty increase in social care salaries prompts rise in job applications

Despite uncertainty in the weeks leading up to a supposed Brexit, new data from CV-Library reveals that employers in the social care industry have continued to remain confident.

In fact, the data shows that average salaries for new roles in the sector were up by 2% in March, prompting a 1.3% increase in applications.

The findings, which compared job market data from March 2019 with the previous month, also revealed that the amount of social care jobs being advertised increasing by a marginal 0.4% month-on-month, though this figure fell by 8.5% year-on-year.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, comments: “It is no secret that the social care industry is facing a significant skills shortage. As such, it’s interesting to see that despite employers offering higher pay for new roles, they appear to be nervous about their hiring efforts by advertising less jobs.

“Our findings suggest that, with increased candidate confidence, now is a great time to hire in the social care industry – particularly as we are no closer to reaching an effective Brexit deal.”

As well as this, the amount of candidates in the social care industry registering their CVs online with CV-Library has increased by an impressive 17.3%, suggesting that more individuals are starting to consider looking for jobs.

Biggins continues: “The fact that industry professionals are keen to look for new jobs right now is promising, particularly when there is so much uncertainty around Britain’s future in the EU. Organisations across the industry that are looking to recruit have a much larger pool of talent to choose from, so take advantage of this job market boom!”

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