Care salaries and vacancies rise in April

Social care posted the third biggest rise in salaries in April, according to the latest data.

Figures published by CV-Library, show salaries grew by 7.2% in the month on a year-on-year basis.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “It’s great to see that employers across the care sector are remaining positive in the face of ongoing uncertainty and this is particularly true given the impact of the widening skills gap in the industry.

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“With salaries rising across the sector, the data suggests that the competition to secure the top talent isn’t letting up any time soon!”

Vacancies were also up in the month, rising by 15.7% on the previous year, with application rates dropping 13.7% year-on-year.

Lee added: “Last month’s ONS employment figures also revealed that unemployment rates had dropped once again, suggesting that individuals are nervous about moving jobs right now. This, coupled with the drop in application rates across the industry, suggests that employers within the care profession must continue to offer the most competitive packages they can, in order to entice candidates out of their current roles.”

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