Brits working two jobs to pay for vacations

Taking on a second job has become much more popular with Britons, as many are using the second income to pay for their summer vacation.

Travelweekly.co.uk confirmed that in recent months, the number of UK residents searching for a second job has risen by 90 per cent – a figure published by a independent freelance jobs company.

Furthermore, over the past year, this number has increased by some 177 per cent – leading some to speculate that the reason Brits need to take on more work this year as opposed to any other year is the rising cost of day-to-day living.

As such, it may not come as a surprise to some that more people are looking for second jobs in London and other areas – particularly as recent research from Harris Interactive found that 20 per cent of Brits would “do whatever it takes” to make sure they had their annual vacation.

One recruitment expert, Xenios Thrasyvoulou, spoke out regarding the rising figures. He told Wanderlust.co.uk that: “Instead of turning their back on summer, more and more people are summoning up the British spirit and working hard in order to play harder this summer.

“Thousands are now taking second jobs and coming up with original ways to earn money in order to make the most of what looks set to be the best British summer on record.”

by Deborah Bates on June 13, 2011

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