According to the January edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, high skill levels remain important for employment opportunities. In fact, the number of job-finders in the ‘professionals’ group has grown by 34% in the second quarter of 2011 and the number of job seekers who found jobs as ‘legislators, senior officials and managers’ has grown by 25%.
There are recent signs of a weakening trend in labour demand particularly in the public sector. Recent figures on job vacancies for temporary agency workers show a decline in labour demand since July 2011. Growth in job vacancies was strongest in the manufacturing sector (+39%) and the trade and repair sector (+26%).
A special section dedicated to job opportunities for young jobseekers in Europe shows that:
According to the January 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 beginning of January 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'.