Between July and September, there were 1.1 million posts available, which was the highest since records began in 2001. It added up to good news for those just coming off furlough.
But what about the jobs market in Mansfield and Ashfield? Are there plenty of vacancies here – and are there plenty that pay well?
We’ve checked the jobs noticeboard and come up with a selection of roles that offer a decent salary of at least £30,000 per year. All the positions listed can be found on the Indeed website.
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5. Kitchen Sales Consultant - £46,000
Wren Kitchens' state-of-the-art showrooms are a source of inspiration for customers. If you can imagine yourself fuelling their dreams, this job as a kitchen sales consultant in Mansfield could be just for you. The target earnings are £46,000-plus.
6. Retail Executive - up to £35,000
Car-buying service, We Buy Any Car.com, is looking for enthusiastic and passionate individuals in Mansfield to join its team. Training will be provided for the retail executive position, and on-target earnings could net you up to £35,000 per year.
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7. Upholsterer - £31,400 to £36,500
Ashley Manor Upholstery Ltd, based in Sutton, is one of the UK's leading furniture manufacturers. Due to its growth, it is looking to expand its friendly team and is recruiting experienced upholsterers. The salary is between £31,400 and £36,500 per year.
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8. Consultant Rheumatologist - £84,559 to £114,003
A consultant in rheumatology, to be based at King's Mill Hospital in Sutton, is being sought by the Sherwood Forest NHS Trust. This is a full-time position in a busy and progressive unit, and is rewarded with an annual salary from £84,559 to £114,003.
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