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Two of my female co-workers in my company are going to leave. I guess our manager will hire some new people soon.
I am going to tell my friends about this, but I am not sure which words I should use in this situation.

I guess our company will soon have some [job vacancies / job openings / job positions] available.

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    I am wondering is it really necessary to put "job" before vacancies, openings, and positions? – Cardinal Jun 17 '17 at 10:11
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    @Cardinal: openings and vacancies would be understood in context without job, but the phrase job openings is idiomatic. No one would think the speaker was being needlessly redundant. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jun 17 '17 at 11:26
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    Just to add a nuance: a "vacancy" just means that a position isn't filled. Sometimes a company purposely leaves a job vacant for awhile rather than rushing to fill the position. An "opening" refers to a position the company is seeking to fill. – fixer1234 Jun 17 '17 at 17:13
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    Without the "@" addressing, there's no notification of your comment; I just happened to stumble across it. If you're looking for employment, "opening" would be better than "vacancy" because they wouldn't necessarily be looking to fill a vacancy but an opening is something they're trying to fill. Keep in mind that both terms apply to defined existing positions. (cont'd) – fixer1234 Jun 24 '17 at 18:00
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    If a person can bring something unique, like specialized skills or contacts, companies sometimes create a position for them. In that case, the terminology would be completely different. You would simply talk about what you can offer the company and inquire about whether it would be beneficial to discuss it. – fixer1234 Jun 24 '17 at 18:00
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Job vacancies and job openings are both okay. But the term job positions is confusing because a job position may not be necessarily unoccupied and available to others.

  • Right. Also, "job position" is still quite rare (and possibly only used in certain contexts) compared to "position". – Luke Sawczak Jun 17 '17 at 20:00

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