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Job vacancies up after election

The number of job vacancies has enjoyed a post-election "bounce".

Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament, London

Employment group Reed said more than 51,500 jobs were added to its website last week, a near-20% increase on the weekly average in the run-up to polling day.

The biggest increases were in sales, education, admin and technology.

James Reed, chairman of reed.co.uk, said: “Following all the pre-election uncertainty and talk of a hung parliament, employers have reacted positively to the Tories’ unexpected majority, with a notable bounce in new jobs being advertised.

“The economy was a major campaigning issue and employers will hope that a new mandate for the Government will enable them to return to business as usual and the positive signs of growth we’ve been seeing in the jobs market.

“However, with the prospect of a referendum on membership of the EU in the next two-and-a-half years, there remains a risk that confidence could yet be compromised.”

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