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Vacancy

A job that has not been filled. A job vacancy may occur when an employee quits or is terminated or when a company creates a new position. A large number of job vacancies in an area may indicate that unemployment is about to decline or that workers have sufficient job security to hold out for higher wages or other benefits. Alternatively, vacancies may indicate that the workforce is poorly trained for what needs to be done. See also: Help-Wanted Index.

vacancy

a JOB position offered by an employer that currently remains unfilled. Employers may seek to fill a vacant job position by REDEPLOYMENT of existing staff within their own firms or other organizations or may seek to take on new staff by advertising job positions in local and national newspapers, by using a private RECRUITMENT AGENCY or by accessing the government's network of JOB CENTRES.
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One other major source of data on job availability, and one that is more comprehensive than the HWAI, is the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) published by Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) reflect the continued impact that the recession which began in December 2007 (according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (1)) has had on the demand for labor and worker flows.
Another 33 percent of job openings required an associate degree or some college, Brookings reported.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides labor turnover and vacancy data for four broad census regions (the Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) and the entire nation as part of its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).
Year-over-year, nearly 75 percent of industries are experiencing job opening growth.
For more information about the job openings survey, write to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE.
5 million job openings in February, which was up slightly from a revised 3.
The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 29,000 in June from May to 3.
The job openings available range career paths such as investment banker or marketing manager to short-term service oriented positions like dog walker or babysitter.
The Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey that job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased 168,000 to a seasonally adjusted 5.
The not-so-good news was that many of the job openings were for low-paying jobs, according to the Employment Department.