Since the coronavirus lockdown started, job vacancies in the UK have increased tremendously.

According to a report, more than 120,000 new job adverts were posted last week, which has been the the highest number so far.

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) also disclosed that the total number of vacancies is now around 1.2 million, Evening Standard reports.

For example, there are reports that, adverts for school support jobs such as crossing patrols, childminders and teachers have increased, with more schools and workplaces to reopen.

REC said there has been a trend of steady growth in job postings in recent months.

Chief executive Neil Carberry also said:

“Since lockdown restrictions were lifted at the beginning of June, we have seen the number of job adverts increasing steadily as the economy began its recovery.

“In recent weeks, this recovery has accelerated in the areas you would expect – education and childminding as people return to school and work, construction and logistics, and also healthcare occupations not directly related to the pandemic.

“Government must think very carefully about any further restrictions they put into place. Public health must be a priority, but we should not underestimate the long-term effects that recession and unemployment have.”