Reports from AllTheTopBananas.com have revealed that things might be looking up for jobseekers. After analysing job vacancy data on the site over the last two years, AllTheTopBananas.com
have been able to measure the impact of the recession on the amount of
available jobs. Their findings have proven to be extremely positive for
the coming months as October heralded the second largest number of jobs
on the site since January 2009.
Of the data collected, the job
count has increased considerably since July 2009, increasing by 41%,
which is significantly more than in the same period last year. The job
count has also increased by 25% from September to October, which
suggests that we may at last be witnessing an upturn in the number of
jobs becoming available- great news as the Christmas period rolls in.
to the site, the rise in the number of vacancies can be seen throughout
many industries including IT, Catering, Sales and Retail. This is great
news for retail, as the credit crunch has proved a difficult time for
those in the industry. Retail giant John Lewis has also been reporting
positive signs for retail, as they reported a fifth weekly sales
increase for the end of October. But with VAT set to rise again in
January, will this put a spanner in the works of recovery efforts?
Whilst we are not officially
out of recession, many signs in the
economy are pointing positively in that direction. The US reported that
the period from July- September 2009 was the first period in over a
year that the country had experienced economic growth, which is good
news for recovery. Here in the UK, The Halifax reported a 1.2% rise in
house prices in October, their fourth monthly increase, and even
success stories in retail are beginning to infiltrate the news of late.
It may still be a little early to get out the party poppers and streamers, as AllTheTopBananas
reported that the overall job count has fallen by a whopping 48% since
2008, but we're all hoping that this is the beginning of the end for
the horrible R word.
So what do you think:
Will the VAT increase put people off the high street?
Are you seeing signs of the recession easing?
Feel free to leave your comments below.