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Careers: Employees turn to web for work

Employees looking for work are more likely to turn to the internet for their job search as online recruitment vacancies have boomed.

Employers are using web-based services to advertise jobs more than ever. Last year 25% of all filled job vacancies were advertised online.

Findings from a report by Jobcentre Plus show that the proportion of vacancies advertised on the internet has increased to 16% from 12% in 2004 and one in eight employers surveyed said they had used the internet to advertise a vacancy in the past 12 months.

Lesley Strathie, chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, said: “This demonstrates the continued strength and development of the UK recruitment market. It is encouraging to see employers using services such as our website and the employer direct online service.”

The research showed that in one week alone 6.6 million job searches were conducted on the Jobcentre Plus website.

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