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Automotive job vacancies ‘fall’ in September

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Ongoing economic and political uncertainty appears to be behind a fall of 6.9% in advertised automotive industry last month, according to CV-Library.

The findings, which compare job market data from September 2019 with the same period in 2018, reveal that despite this drop, applications for automotive jobs increased by 3% year-on-year and a further 1.9% month-on-month.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, said: “Applications are up across the board and this isn’t unusual for this time of year; September usually sparks an urge in people to search for a new job and it’s clear that automotive professionals are feeling confident amidst ongoing economic and political uncertainty.

“That being said, the drop in automotive vacancies suggests a wider issue that we cannot ignore and businesses are clearly cautious about their hiring efforts right now.”

The findings also reveal that pay for automotive jobs increased by 1.9% last month, bringing up the average salary to £33,661. That said, this figure was a 1% drop on August.

Biggins continued: “While the job market is strong and it’s a popular time to search for a job, employers shouldn’t relax and rest on their laurels when it comes to attracting automotive talent.

“The stagnation in pay suggests a wider issue that we cannot ignore and businesses are clearly cautious about their financial standing right now.”

CV-Library is one of the UK’s largest online job sites and attracts more than 4.3 million unique job seekers every month.


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