Online job recruitment activity across the UK rose in July, continuing an upward growth trend, according to the Monster Employment Index.
The index increased two points from 104 in June to 106 in July – the highest level since its inception in December 2004.
Occupations showing the greatest increases in online job availability during July were plant and machine operators and craft workers, while demand for technicians, associate professionals, service workers and shop workers also showed solid growth.
Andrew Wilkinson, CEO Monster Worldwide UK, said: “The rise in July suggests that online hiring activity continues to grow steadily, despite fears of an economic slowdown.
“Part of this growth is seasonal, due to the summer pick-up and an influx of graduate positions in the run-up to September.”