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Economy is set to accelerate in 2014

The UK Economy is set to accelerate in 2014 to levels which will surpass the pre recession peak in 2008.

The British Chamber of Commerce has made this commitment in their latest statement on the Economic outlook for the UK Economy.

The BCC expand on this statement by committing to the following numbers for GDP for this year, 2014 and 2015.

GDP will grow by 1.4% in 2013 (up 0.1% from previous estimates), 2.7% for 2014 (up 0.5%) and 2.4% for 2015 (down 0.1%)

It is forecast GDP for 2013 and 2014 will be a majority fueled by increased household spending and the rising property market in 2013 and 2014. The BCC recognise that this course will have a slightly negative effect on 2015 when they have actually downgraded their initial forecast made in August 2013 from 2.5% to 2.4%.

Household spending accounts for two-thirds of UK GDP.

The question for many reading this blog will be what does this mean to me? and in particular what does this mean for the job market in Dorset, Hamsphire and Somerset.

The BCC goes on to predict that the national jobless total will fall from its current level of 7.6% to 7.3% over the course of the next year. This reduction in unemployment will carry on the same trajectory for 2014/15 reaching 7% by the end of 2015.

Only time will tell if these predictions will come true and the man on the street will at last start to see some respite from the recent years of belt tightening and austerity.

City Centre Recruitment with offices in Yeovil, Weymouth, Bournemouth and Southampton provide jobs in Warehouse, Industrial, Driving, Chef, Catering, Cleaning, Commercial and the Office Support Sectors. As a local employer of 100’s and at peak times over 1000 staff we are well placed to gauge the local job market.

2013 has seen a steady increase in available jobs in the counties and sectors we operate. In particular the second half of 2013 has seen companies starting to think on a longer term basis by taking on temporary staff with a view to offering them permanent employment at the end of a set period. In the past companies have been wary of fixed cost and have generally taken on temp staff for short periods of time to fulfill contracts. This may have resulted in candidates being booked on a week by week basis.

This renewed confidence in people’s order books has been twinned with increasing volumes of orders necessitating more staff.

Overall City Centre Recruitment have a confident outlook for 2014 and beyond and expect the marriage of business confidence and growing orders to result in a boom for jobs in Somerset, Dorset and Hampshire. We don’t expect to be blighted by many further wholesale job cuts which are still likely to hit counties and areas which have high levels of public sector employment.

If you are reading this blog and are looking for a job in Dorset, Somerset or Hampshire in one of the sectors we specialie in, please contact you nearest office or better still register your CV via our website or apply for one of our many live jobs.



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