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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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1) Since vacancy is recognized as the greatest influence on rental rates, it follows that an equilibrium vacancy rate is that rate that produces no upward or downward pressure on rents.
Even without the deluge of new supply hitting the market, vacancy is on the way up.
Muscat: The Ministry of Civil Service has announced that preliminary data for vacancy announcement issued by the ministry on February 28, this year for 2,317 vacancies in different ministries shows the number of applicants has exceeded 45,000.
The DGBAS conducts two job vacancy surveys in February and August per year to better know domestic demand for labor force.
The most recent four quarters of data on office space vacancy show that the national vacancy rate has stopped climbing and has ticked down from 17.
At the same time, the addition of a large amount of available space in Lower Manhattan pushed Class A vacancy rates into double digits this quarter.
If a trust does not 'actively' recruit for a post then they do not declare it vacant and it isn't counted in the vacancy data.
4 percent vacancy rate it began with, and the office sector's vacancy rate fell 10 basis points to 12.
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.
While vacancy rates among children's social workers have fallen slightly in recent years--from 16% in 2000 to 11.
The dipole moment of the divacancy is greater than the dipole moment per unit cell in defect-free Pb-based ferroelectrics, indicating that Pb-O vacancy pairs can be a significant source of local random fields in Pb-based perovskites.