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Feb Sees Most New Travel Job Placements In Two Years
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment's Activity Index – February 2022
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment's
Activity Index – February 2022
More candidates were placed in new travel jobs last month than at any point since the pandemic began, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment.
February 2022 saw a 49 per cent increase in travel placements from the previous month to set a new pandemic-high – standing 15 per cent above the previous best which was recorded in November 2021.
Despite this, last month's total remained down on the typical February average, with a relatively slight ten per cent fall from February 2020 and a 15 per cent dip from the same month in 2019.
Candidate and vacancy volumes remain strong
The number of new candidates searching for travel jobs fell slightly in February by two per cent, however it was up by 26 per cent from February 2020 (when the very earliest disruption from Covid-19 was seen) and down by just 0.2 per cent from the same month in 2019.
Similarly, the number of new travel job vacances also fell from January's highs with a 26 per cent monthly fall. Compared to previous years, February 2022's total was up by nearly 600 per cent from the same month in 2021 and up by 14 per cent from 2020, but down by 12 per cent from February 2019.
Speaking about the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Managing Director at C&M Travel Recruitment (http://www.candm.co.uk/
"With many companies looking to take on new recruits to help them cope with demand, the shortage of experienced travel candidates is continuing to create issues for our industry – and this will continue until we see higher salaries, better packages, increased flexibility, career progression opportunities and an all-round more enticing offering to potential job seekers.
"Some companies are beginning to make their job opportunities more attractive, but it is likely to remain a candidate driven market for a considerable amount of time."