Job vacancies in the UK are Soaring but there are not enough workers

According to a KPMG Survey, the demand for workers rose at its fastest rate in May for more than 23 years.

Hospitality venues are struggling to fill thousands of jobs with waiting staff and chefs in particular demand as Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease, industry body UK Hospitality said last week.

Many hospitality firms have struggled during the pandemic despite extensive government support, including rates holidays and the furlough scheme, and staff have lost their jobs or seen their hours reduced.

The monthly survey of more than 400 recruitment and employment agencies is proof that the economic recovery is gathering pace.

Some are warning that their could be a staffing crisis this summer, partly caused by gaps left by workers from the EU that returned home at the beginning of the pandemic and have not returned because of Brexit.

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