C&M sees new job candidate numbers rise to 15-month high

The number of new candidates looking for travel jobs has jumped to its highest level since July 2021, according to C&M Travel Recruitment.

With a 29% increase from September 2022, last month’s figure was up 34% from October 2021 and was the highest number recorded since July 2021.

However, the figure was down 2% from October 2019 and 5% down from October 2018.

New travel job placements rose by 18% from the previous month and by 56% compared to October 2021. The total for October 2022 was up by 24% from October 2019 and up 1% from October 2018.

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Last month also recorded the second highest number of new travel job vacancies in the past five months, despite a 4% fall from September.

October 2022’s total was down by 6% from October 2021 and up by 9% from October 2019.

Barbara Kolosinska, managing director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: “With a shortage of quality candidates affecting all industries at the moment, it’s very encouraging to see a big increase in jobseekers in the travel industry last month.

“This was the highest monthly total since July 2021 and the second highest since autumn 2019, so this increase in candidates should come as welcome news to us all as we try to encourage and incentivise new talent to work in travel.”

All figures are drawn from the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment.

Photo of Barbara Kolosinska by John Cassidy, The Headshot Guy

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