Study suggests increase in employment in rural areas despite lockdown

Several outlets, including the BBC and the Independent, report on a study showing that some rural parts of the UK have seen a surge in job adverts posted, despite the pandemic

Rural communities in areas such as South Norfolk and Breckland saw job postings jump 8.7 percent between early and mid-May, according to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), despite an overall decline in the number of vacancies posted across the UK.

Demand in professions such as roofers, security guards, artists and NHS staff have increased, suggesting businesses are beginning to restart recruitment efforts across the UK including in rural areas.

Full articles:

BBC - Coronavirus: Job adverts increase in rural areas despite Covid-19

The Independent - Number of job adverts increase in rural parts of UK despite Covid-19 slump

Express and Star - Increase in employment in some areas despite lockdown, study suggests

Personnel Today - Rural areas see jobs recovery despite nationwide hiring slowdown


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