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Social care jobs applications soar amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Lee Biggins – MD – CV-Library

Social care jobs applications have soared as the sector continues to attract more people amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leading independent job board, CV-Library, said applications rose by 35.4% year on year in July with vacancies up by 2.7% and average applications per job up by 31.7% year on year.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, (pictured) said: “Demand for care professionals has been high during lockdown and it’s clear that this isn’t slowing down anytime soon. It’s promising that professionals are reacting by applying to these roles; especially as the sector has historically experienced mass skills shortages.”

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Average pay for new social care jobs rose by 11.8% year on year to £29,176 in July 2020 from £26,089 in July 2019. There was a marginal 0.3% decline on the month earlier figure of £29,278, however.

Lee added: “Demand for care professionals has been high during lockdown and it’s clear that this isn’t slowing down anytime soon. It’s promising that professionals are reacting by applying to these roles; especially as the sector has historically experienced mass skills shortages.”

 

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1 Comment

  1. We saw a major increase in applications during the lockdown and took on a number of staff who we trained that proved promising but most left to return to their old jobs as soon as the hospitality and retail sectors reopened their doors.

    A very costly temporary patch!

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