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12th September 2012

The impact of the Olympics & Paralympics in London this summer on the jobs market is illustrated dramatically by CV Screen’s findings that there was a 30% decrease in the number of job applicants in August 2012 compared with August 2011.

The figures show that on average CV Screen received 138 applications per job vacancy this August compared to 198 twelve months earlier as Olympic fever gripped the UK.

Commenting on the figures, Matthew Iveson the Managing Director of IT Recruiter, CV Screen commented “Certainly no-one will be surprised that there has been a drop in applications during the Games, but certainly a 30% decrease is fairly dramatic.”

In terms of the number of jobs registered in August, Iveson was somewhat surprised by the findings...

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