Christmas Comes Early for Dorset Job Seekers

A south coast recruitment agency reports that Christmas has come early for Dorset job seekers with a dramatic influx of seasonal job vacancies.

City Centre Recruitment, which has offices in Bournemouth, Weymouth, Southampton and Yeovil has seen an unprecedented influx of posts from a wide range of employers. Across the four regional offices the company now has in excess of 500 jobs to fill as businesses look to take on extra staff for the pre-Christmas and winter period.

City Centre’s Managing Director, Dan Shrimpton believes that the amount of posts is due to a combination of the festive rush and a noticeable upturn in the economy. Dan commented, “We had our busiest summer yet and have had to take on extra staff ourselves, and now the early autumn period has seen yet more seasonal jobs become available. Even though there are still over 100 days to go until Christmas it looks as though the employment market remains on an upward trend.”

The current vacancies are a mix of full time posts and interim or short term contracts across a broad range of sectors, including driving, parcel delivery, packing and warehouse work, the catering industry and office admin roles.

This regional picture appears to reflect the latest national figures which show that the UK unemployment rate has dropped to 7.7%, although the highest number of people ever recorded are now in part time or temporary work at around 1.45 million.

Dan added, “We’ve said it before but it really does feel as though the British economy is turning a corner. We can’t speak for the nationwide situation, but across southern England employers seem to be prepared to invest in taking on new staff and expanding their workforce again. We’ve seen some lean times but I’ve never know the job market to be so buoyant.”

City Centre Recruitment has now launched a campaign to fill the job vacancies and is keen to hear from anyone interested in taking on temporary work in the build up to Christmas. For more information contact their Bournemouth branch on 01202 586937 or visit their website 


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