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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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The job vacancy rate (JVR) measures the proportion of total posts that are vacant, according to the definition of job vacancy above, expressed as a percentage of the number of job vacancies divided by the sum of the number of occupied posts plus the number of job vacancies all multiplied by 100.
In a sign of confidence and private investment in the Victorian economy, the vast majority of job vacancy growth was in the private sector with 44,100 private sector job vacancies in February 2016.
In the euro area and the EU28, the job vacancy rate in the fourth quarter of 2015 was 1.
According to the data of the State Statistical Office, in the third quarter of 2015, the job vacancy rate was 1.
Job vacancies in Oregon soared by 40 percent last year compared with 2013, according to the state's annual Job Vacancy Survey.
Taipei, June 25, 2012 (CENS)--Due to the global economic slowdown, the number of job vacancies in Taiwan decreased by 30,000 in February 2012 from a year earlier, causing the job vacancy to drop to 2.
The study by the GMB union found that more than 30 unemployed workers are chasing every job vacancy in parts of the country.
ALMOST eight unemployed people are chasing every job vacancy in the North-east, according to new research.
THERE are more than five unemployed people for every job vacancy advertised in Kirklees, figures released today reveal.
THE NFU is taking a proactive approach to recruitment by becoming one of the first organisations in the country to launch a job vacancy text messaging service.
The Job Vacancy Surveys, conducted in Colorado by its Department of Labor and Employment, help jobseekers, labor market analysts, economists, and many others by providing information on the amount and types of jobs that are available and the qualifications that employers demand for those jobs.
The NHS Wales job vacancy website can be found at www.