Three-quarters of applications for temporary jobs are coming from abroad

02 July 2012 by
Three-quarters of applications for temporary jobs are coming from abroad

In the lead-up to the Olympic Games more than 75% of temporary hospitality job applications are coming from overseas, according to recruitment consultants Berkeley Scott.

The figures relate to an advert posted by Berkeley Scott in May for a temporary kitchen assistant, which resulted in a quarter of replies coming from workers in Eurozone countries such as Greece and Spain.

Mike Gardner, operations manager at Berkeley Scott, said: "We are seeing more and more people fleeing crisis-hit Eurozone countries and coming to the UK to find work. The Olympic Games have boosted job opportunities across the UK and especially in London. Despite our own unemployment issues, it seems that London is still the place to be when it comes to finding work."

Berkeley Scott's figures also revealed that 17% of applicants came from South-east Asia, 4% from Eastern Europe and 3% from Nigeria.

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By Janet Harmer

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