According to the October edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, job offers and hiring have shown an increase (19 % for vacancies, 24 % for job finders and 12 % for public employment services vacancies) in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter in 2010.
The increase was more significant in Northern and Western European countries and in the private sector. The public sector continued to offer less jobs, mainly in the field of education.
While lower skilled occupations like service and sales workers took the largest share of jobs, the demand for higher skilled occupations soared. The highest growth was observed in positions for legislators, senior officials and managers, professionals and clerks.
According to the latest issue of the European Job Mobility Bulletin, based on the vacancies published on the EURES portal, good job opportunities are available for:
The same edition of the Bulletin also lists the top five jobs published on the EURES portal. At the end of August they were:
The European Vacancy Monitor provides an overview of recent developments on the European job market. The European Job Mobility Bulletin focuses on the analysis of vacancies posted on the EURES portal by national public employment services. These two quarterly bulletins were launched within the Europe 2020 flagship initiative 'An agenda for new skills and jobs'.