Dramatic rise in care home job vacancies despite credit crunch - Jobs4Medical.co.uk shows increase to over 1,200 jobs

  • Over 16,000 candidates have already applied for care home related jobs in 2008 - following launch of specialist care home division last year
  • Enables candidates to search and apply for variety of care home positions across the UK - from Care and Support Workers to Home Managers  

Hampshire, UK - 20, August, 2008 - Jobs4Medical.co.uk, a leading specialist online recruitment service for the medical profession, has revealed that it now has over 1,200 care home specific vacancies on its online medical jobs board. This significant growth comes less that a year after the care home division was first launched and highlights the demand in recruiting candidates with specialist knowledge in this field. Already this year over 16,000 people have applied for care home related positions which include Home Managers, Care and Support Workers, Care Home Nurses and specialist clerical jobs.

Care Home Managers have faced an increasing number of challenges as a result of the credit crunch, yet despite this, there are lots of positions available. Recruiting the right professional first time is now the top priority. Jobs4Medical provides a comprehensive website of jobs vacancies and advice that delivers a highly personalised service to applicants and recruiters alike to help match applicants to the jobs they are best suited.

"We have had contact with an increasing number of care home professionals who are feeling the squeeze right now," commented Vicky Scott, Operations Manager at Jobs4Medical. "There has never been a greater importance in reducing the cost of the recruiting process - so care homes can not afford to hire the wrong person.

"Placing a job advertisement in the local media is extremely costly and does not always result in candidates with the desired level of expertise. With Jobs4Medical it ensures that people applying for a position will have the industry specific knowledge and experience. We are rapidly building up our affiliations with both individual care homes and specialised care home recruiters because they are recognising the benefits of working with a recruitment company that is specific to their industry - so that they can have quick and easy access to fully qualified and reliable medical professionals."

Jobs4Medical.co.uk is updated daily with the latest medical sector positions from both individual medical organisations and job agencies looking to find and place the right medical professional - quickly and efficiently. With an average of 108,000 unique visitors each month, Jobs4Medical.co.uk is free to candidates and is one of the few sites that does not allow searching of their database, allowing the candidate to remain in control of the application process.

For more information please visit www.jobs4medical.co.uk

About Jobs4Medical:
Founded and developed under the Jobs4 Group - Jobs4Medical is a leading online recruitment service specialising in finding jobs for health care professionals. Jobs4Medical is the first dedicated global jobs board and contains over 3000 different positions across 9 medical sectors including Doctors, Carers and Nurses.

Additional information is available at www.jobs4medical.co.uk

For more information please contact:
Louise Sambells
The PressOffice - PR for Jobs4Medical
Tel: 01780 721433
Email: lsambells@pressoffice.targetwire.com

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