By Daniel Hunter
A record number of Greek workers are looking for jobs in the UK, according to CV Library.
As a result of Greece's current financial crisis, CV Library has reported a 111% increase in web visits from Greeks in the past week alone.
CV Library also said there had been a significantly high number of Greek visitors over the last four weeks, with an average week-on-week rise of 26%.
Over the past month, searches are up 55.9%.
Historical data from the job site suggests that web traffic from Greece is normally flat and steady, with a normal decline over the Summer months, which is typical within the recruitment sector. This data, compared to latest figures, indicates that the unusually high volume of Greek visitors looking for UK jobs is directly connected to the country’s current state of austerity.
The job site has revealed that web traffic from Greece in the month of July is at its highest historical level and is already eclipsing all visits from the previous month. Based on weekly growth rates, it is expected that July’s overall increase will exceed June by 100%.
Lee Biggins, CV-Library's founder and managing director, said: “In times of austerity, it is not surprising that foreign workers seek job opportunities further afield. Our latest findings suggest that this is exactly what is currently happening in Greece. With the country facing times of such uncertainty, we expect this to continue well into the coming weeks.”