Sunday 10 August 2014 9:06 pm

Spike in finance jobs with City set to boost hiring by a third

Job vacancies in the City jumped by a third in the year to July, and by a tenth alone since June, according to data released this morning. Morgan McKinley’s latest figures on London’s employment climate show a solid boost to financial services, with 9,315 roles advertised in July, compared to 7,056 in the same month last year. “Our latest data indicates that City hiring remains exceptionally buoyant, and where we would expect it to be following the seasonal dips we reported earlier in the year,” said Hakan Enver of Morgan McKinley. Despite the increase in vacancies, the number of candidates looking for positions rose to more than match the increase in July. There was a 40 per cent boost in jobseekers, rising to 7,953 from just 5,662 in June.

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