The cost-of-living crisis is also putting people off switching jobs according to the latest report from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).
Data provided by job boards giant Broadbean Technology revealed that despite vacancies dropping 6% between January and October 2022, the number of applicants per vacancy has fallen at a far greater pace, down 44% for the same period.
Pay across the industry rose 4% during the period as companies using salary inflation to lure recruits.
Ann Swain, Global CEO of APSCo said: “While the construction sector has been on a roller coaster ride in terms of jobs throughout 2022, it is the sustained fall in application numbers that presents the greatest challenge to recruiters across the sector.
“This latest data does show that the economic uncertainty since the beginning of September has hampered hiring, something we don’t expect to see a reverse in the immediate future.”
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