The number of people searching for healthcare jobs has soared over the last week, as job seekers react to increased demand for key workers.
According to new data from independent job board CV-Library, healthcare job searches were up 19.5% between March 16 and March 22, compared to the week before.
The increase has been linked to a rise in businesses being forced to close and lay off staff amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library comments: “The sad reality is that many companies have had to let employees go during these challenging times and this means more people are actively looking for jobs. We’re also starting to see a similar pattern with CV registrations and will continue to monitor this in the coming weeks.
“We’re going above and beyond to support businesses that are recruiting, and our data should provide some respite to the thousands of organisations that are struggling to hire right now; particularly within these in-demand industries.”
Job seekers are reacting to employer demand and CV-Library said it is pleased to be placing workers into key roles, but warned that recruiters will have to think realistically and consider how long this will last.
“With so much uncertainty, and following the Prime Minister’s further update last night, the recruitment industry can be a part of the solution, but only with the support and investment of the government.”