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It’s A Great Time To Get Hired!

Thankfully, for them, our jobs market is in a strong place. There are around 750,000 vacancies out there at any one time – so there are plenty of opportunities.

Official figures out yesterday also show that employment is at a record high, with 31.77 million people now in work and youth unemployment is down by over 300,000 since 2010. This rise in employment continues to be driven by full-time work.

But having more job vacancies out there doesn’t automatically mean it becomes easier for someone to find the right first job. Actually, for times like this a little extra support can go a long way.

This morning I went along to the Prince’s Trust’s ‘Get Hired’ day where young jobseekers had the opportunity to meet a number of mentors and employers.