- More travel job opportunities than any point since Jan 2020
- Travel placements equal pre-Covid levels
- Candidate numbers also rising again
Bumper month for vacancies
More new travel job vacancies were created in January 2022 than at any point in the last two years, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment.
Last month's total was almost three times higher than December 2021's figure, and stands more than ten times higher than the number recorded in January 2021.
Compared to pre-pandemic days, January 2022's total of new travel jobs was down by just one per cent from January 2020, up by one per cent from January 2019 and up by three per cent from January 2018.
The number of new travel candidates registering for travel jobs in January more than doubled from the previous month and was up by 67 per cent from January 2021. Last month's figure was the second highest number since the beginning of the pandemic (below only July 2021), however it remained down by 15 per cent from January 2020.
Placements return to pre-pandemic levels
It was also a positive month for placements, which equalled the figure seen in January 2020. Last month's total was the fifth highest since the pandemic began and was up by 116 per cent from December 2021.
Speaking about the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Managing Director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: "While 2021 had an incredibly slow start, this year's got off to a flyer! Not only was it a busy period for new job vacancies, but last month was the first time since the pandemic began that we've seen candidates, jobs and placement numbers all return to pre-Covid levels.
"February has also got off to a hot start with a large number of placements made in the first week of the month. While we do need to see travel companies doing more to entice talent to the industry, there are now some fantastic roles out there, so everything is (hopefully) pointing to a very successful year ahead."
All figures are drawn from the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment.
C&M Travel Recruitment was established in 1998 and is the largest and most successful specialist travel recruitment company in the UK.
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