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UK firms offer up to £2,000 sign-on bonuses amid Christmas labour shortage

Number of vacancies now 25% higher than pre-Covid figure as companies struggle to recruit workers for festive season

Britain’s employers are offering bonuses of up to £2,000 to recruit Christmas workers amid fears over staff shortages disrupting the festive season.

Research from the jobs website Adzuna showed there are currently 26,307 seasonal job vacancies ahead of the pivotal Christmas shopping period, almost double the 13,668 at the same point a year ago.

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