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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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Most vacancies, 543, were registered in transport and storage and the fewest vacancies, 21, in the energy, gas, and air conditioning sector.
But, the department said, the 35,200 vacancies this spring "likely also marks a surge in job growth in Oregon in recent months.
Of the 201,000 job vacancies recorded in January this year, the manufacturing sector commanded the highest share, at 42%, among all industries, followed by the wholesale retailers sector with 18%, and the financial/ insurance sector with 6.
The number of empty jobs was measured on March 31 and researchers found vacancies for hospital doctors and dentists, excluding trainees, rose from 3.
There are three vacancies on the Blackstone River and Canal Commission Advisory Board, two vacancies on the Building, Planning and Construction Committee, five vacancies on the Community Preservation Committee, one vacancy on the Council on Aging, one vacancy on the Conservation Commission, four vacancies on the Disability Commission, two vacancies on the Historical Commission, seven vacancies on the Industrial Development Finance Authority Commission, two vacancies on the Personnel Board, two vacancies on the Playground and Recreation Commission, one vacancy on the Streetscape Committee, four vacancies on the Youth Commission, three vacancies on the Youth Commission (student representatives), and one vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Alternatively, Raleigh, North Carolina; Houston; and San Francisco saw economic vacancies come in by at least 30 basis points higher in the quarter, as retail demand held up and construction completions were low, said PPR.
The report, which uses August as the most recent snapshot of vacancy levels, indicated that the Lancaster station had a vacancy rate of about 30 percent across the board, with the Lake Los Angeles group having five vacancies on its force of 18 and the Quartz Hill group having two vacancies out of a force of eight.
First principles calculations were used to study the electrostatics of Pb and O vacancies in the Pb-based perovskite PbTi[O.
But according to research by Dr Andy Dickerson from the University of Warwick's Institute For Employment Research, presented to the Royal Economic Society's Annual Conference, one in five of the vacancies remain unfilled due to skill shortages among the job applicants.
Here equilibrating forces in the market act to reduce vacancies given constant levels of demand and supply.
Just a few fast-moving vacancies could account for all the motion.
Thunder Bay's rate decline matched a national trend towards lower vacancies in centres with populations over 100,000," Philip says.