Vacancies for both permanent and temporary staff increased at the quickest rate for eight months in July, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
Competition for job roles hit a record low in June, as the number of applicants per vacancy dropped to 0.38 from 0.40 the month before.
Around 10 million workers - 37% of the UK workforce - are worried that automation will change their jobs for the worse, according to in-depth research published to coincide with the launch of a new Commission on Workers and Technology.
A deal that would have saved 28 of 59 House of Fraser stores has broken down.
Nearly a fifth of retailers are preparing to shed employees, and more than half do not expect staffing levels to rise, as the high street continues to be affected by the shift in buying habits to online and rising costs.
Last week in parliament, MPs and peers accused the government of lacking urgency in its work to tackle the shortage of skilled cyber security workers. And, separately, accountancy giant Deloitte has expanded a scheme to encourage more women to enter the sector.
Artificial intelligence (AI) will create as many jobs as it displaces over the next 20 years, but there will be "winners" and "losers" by industry sector.
The CIPD has warned that today's falling migration figures will further hamper employers' ability to recruit EU workers.
Rises in the national living wage will cause job losses at retail head offices, rather than in customer-facing roles, a law firm has found.
Vehicle industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has joined the call for greater clarity over the UK's future trading relationship with the EU, as investment stalls and job cuts are announced.
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