Travel Job Vacancies Rise For Seventh Successive Month
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment's Activity Index – May 2021
By: C&M Travel Recruitment
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment's
Activity Index – May 2021
Travel vacancies still rising
The number of new travel job vacancies rose again in May and has now increased for seven months in a row, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment.
The 6 per cent rise marks the highest monthly figure since March 2020, while the total number of new vacancies in the past three months (March to May 2021) has jumped by a huge 143 per cent from the previous quarter (December 2020 to February 2021).
Despite this, travel vacancies remain vastly down compared to pre-pandemic levels, with May 2021's figure dipping 72 per cent from May 2019.
There was also a strong increase in placements during the month, with May's total equalling March's figure to stand as the highest since the pandemic began. Total travel job placements have now risen by 125 per cent in the last three months compared to the previous quarter.
Candidate numbers hold steady
The number of new candidates searching for jobs in travel remained steady in May, marking the joint highest total since March 2020.
Candidate numbers have now increased by 37% between March and May compared to the previous three months.
Speaking about the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment (http://www.candm.co.uk/
"We've seen travel job vacancies increase consistently since last November, and the market is now easily the busiest it has been since the start of the pandemic. In fact, recruitment levels have picked up so much that we've now brought our full team back from furlough to help us deal with the extra activity – and we're delighted to have them back!"