Firms are slowing down the recruitment of staff in the run-up to the General Election, a new study suggests.
Companies in the retail, automotive and distribution sectors saw the biggest fall in job adverts in November compared with a year ago, according to jobs site CV-Library.
Job adverts fell by around a fifth in cities such as Cardiff, Nottingham and Glasgow, it was suggested.
Lee Biggins, chief executive of CV-Library, said: “It’s no surprise that the industries with the largest drop in job advertisements are those that will be directly impacted by Brexit.
“In the face of such extraordinary political uncertainty, companies have no choice but to hold back on hiring new talent and this isn’t unusual at this time of year.
“With the UK set to make a monumental decision and the fate of Brexit hanging in the balance, many organisations will be waiting for the dust to settle before moving forward with their hiring campaigns.
“As we approach a typically busier period for recruitment, we hope to gain some clarity on how we will navigate through these tumultuous times.”
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