Number of applicants for one job vacancy doubled in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Demand for workers decreases
22:42, 22 April 2020


On average, two people apply for one vacancy in Kyiv, while last year the load was 50% lower. Director of the Kyiv city employment center Viktor Bilych stated this, the press service of the department reports.

As of mid-April 2020, the number of current vacancies declared by employers in the capital employment service is more than 8,000.

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"This is 34% less than it was in 2019. This is also a peculiar characteristic of the labor market. Namely, the demand for workers is decreasing," Bilych noted.

Most applicants for one vacancy in the capital are among legislators, managers (18 people), and least of all are among skilled workers with tools, representatives of simple professions, and people without a profession.

In quarantine, the most popular are occupations that do not require qualifications. In particular, road workers, janitors, loaders, cleaners of territories and premises, repairmen, landscapers, technicians, tractor drivers; in the field of healthcare - nurses; in the field of trade and public catering - cashiers of the trading floor, goods receivers, sellers, kitchen workers, cooks, freight forwarders, storekeepers; in transport - drivers; in industry and construction - turners, painters, carpenters, electricians for the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment, electric welders, grinders, electroplating, and machine adjusters.

As we reported before, executive Director of the World Food Programme David Beasley stated that the Covid-19 pandemic caused ‘the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII.’

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