Observation for the day - there are still, it seems, people out there that are unemployed and claim to be looking for work but say 'there are no jobs'..... or 'the only jobs are zero or low hours contracts'
A quick look at the volume of vacancies advertised daily on LJN/Landscape Engine shows that there ARE part time/full time jobs out there for those that are looking.
As a business, we have advertised a vacancy over several different media sources for many months.
Net result - ONE applicant, whom three months later we still await the requested CV from......
Talking to other members it seems the same countrywide.
Is gardening/landscaping seen as a 'poor mans trade' nowadays or is there some greater issue at work?