The job supply in the education sector has decreased by fourteen per cent since the general election in May, says a new survey by online recruitment company Totaljobs.com. Meanwhile, competition for public sector jobs may be at an all-time high, with a rise of fifteen per cent in applications over the same period.
The public sector has seen an average of eight applications per job, further underlining the fierce competition that public sector jobseekers are experiencing.
“It’s been tough for public sector jobseekers since the Government’s budget cuts. However, they need to show added flexibility and resilience as they are now not only competing with those who have lost their job since the election, but also those that were in the market before the budget cuts came into force”, says John Salt of Totaljobs.com