The current crisis has had a damaging effect on several industries, including retail, tourism and catering, with each and every one announcing mass job cuts and redundancies. Last week saw high street pharmacy store Boots announce the culling of 4,000 job roles, while department store John Lewis stated that 1,300 jobs would be at risk after announcing the closure of eight stores. Meanwhile, fast food giant Burger King could also face losing 1,600 staff members. And it seems the recruitment industry has not been able to escape the impact that the pandemic has had. For example, data released in May’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) report revealed that unemployment within the UK rose by 50,000 to 1.35million in the three-month period leading to March 2020. This is something that...
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