Jobs increasing in Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset

Good News for Jobs in Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset.

There has been more good news for jobs in Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset.

In the past week there have been a number of good news stories which have shown that the UK economy is on the road to sustained recovery.

UK Economy Growing – The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the second quarter of the year, nearly double the first-quarter growth, but there are indications the recovery will strengthen again in the second half of the year

Unemployment Falling- UK unemployment fell by 4,000 in the three months to June leaving 2.51 million out of work, says the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in July fell more sharply, down by 29,000 to 1.4 million

The Eurozone coming out of recession. – The Eurozone has emerged from recession after a record 18 months of economic contraction, ending the longest recession since the single currency union started 14 years ago. The  GDP grew by 0.3% in the second quarter of 2013, slightly ahead of forecasts, the Eurostat agency said. Germany and France both posted stronger-than-expected growth, expanding 0.7% and 0.5% respectively. Portugal, among the smallest and the weakest Eurozone economies, showed the fastest growth, at 1.1%.

Retail Sales On The UP – Retail sales in the UK jumped by 1.1% in July from the previous month, boosted by hot weather and adding to hopes of a sustained economic recovery. The rise, reported by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), was significantly larger than expected. It means sales are up 3% compared with last year – the fastest annual rise since January 2011. The retail industry is seen as an indicator of the wider economy and the strength of consumer spending. The ONS figures are based on a survey of 5,000 retailers around the UK. Economists said rising sales were a sign of improved sentiment among consumers.

Construction Kick-started – The number of new homes being built in England rose by 6% in the three months to June, according to the government. The figures were boosted for the first time by the Help to Buy scheme, which started at the beginning of April. On an annual basis, construction work started on 110,530 new homes, a 7% increase on the previous year.

Manufacturing Growth Continuing – UK factories reported their strongest growth for two years, fuelling hopes Britain’s economic recovery is gaining momentum. Activity in the manufacturing sector rose for the third straight month as new orders picked up at home and abroad, according to the closely watched Markit/CIPS UK manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI). The growth will come as welcome news to the government as it maintains its mantra that the economy needs to rebalance towards manufacturing and be less dependent on services. The manufacturing sector currently makes up just 10% of the UK economy. This latest survey suggests recovery was broad-based across the sector with textiles and clothing and food and drink enjoying the strongest growth.

The growth in the manufacturing sector has also boosted jobs in dorset, hampshire and somerset as all three counties have strong manufacturing businesses making all sorts of bits and pieces which go in to make larger bits and pieces which in the end go to make up a space ship or a plane or a car!!

The good economic news  and renewed confidence from local businesses in Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset has seen an increase in temporary and permanent job vacancies across all sectors reach a 2 year high for City Centre Recruitment. We are currently recruiting seasonal staff in the hospitality, leisure, manufacturing and transport sectors across all 3 counties in addition to permanent jobs in all sectors.

If you are looking for a seasonal role or a new career challenge, contact our offices in Bournemouth, Weymouth, Southampton or Yeovil to find out more about the opportunities we have that may be right for you. Alternatively please check out our latest live jobs in Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset via the homepage of our website.

If you are a local business that has seen an increase in business and need staff to assist with this upturn, please contact your local office now and speak to one of our experienced consultants, who will be more than happy to arrange a time to meet with you to discuss our recruitment service



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