Mariano Mamertino was an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab in 2015 to 2017 with a focus on the UK and Europe. Previously he worked as a research fellow at Central European University in Budapest, and as a junior research officer at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. He is among the authors of the ILO’s flagship report “World of Work 2014: Developing With Jobs” and has collaborated on several institutional and academic publications. Mariano holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Economics from Bocconi University.
Even though the UK still remains the preferred destination for Europeans looking outside their home countries, its position at the top has eroded substantially after Brexit. Over the same period, Ireland has caught the eye of more Europeans.
Despite London’s prominent position as the nation’s tech centre and a global tech hub, the city faces an unsettling trend—its tech job seekers are much more likely than the average Londoner to look for work in other British regions. The lure appears to be much lower living costs and availability of tech opportunities in other areas of the country.
Christmas is when demand for an array of goods and services reaches its peak. Employers often hire extra staff to cope with the onslaught of customers and, as Indeed data shows, they start to prepare early. So do jobseekers, who on average begin searching for Christmas positions even before employers start posting jobs in earnest.
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