Spotlight on Southampton Jobs

Spotlight on Jobs in Southampton

Spotlight on Jobs in Southampton is the first of City Centre’s spotlight on jobs series of blog articles.

City Centre has been located in Southampton since October 2011 and constantly analyses latest employment trends and proposed developments in the local area to ensure we understand the market we are trading in.

The latest estimate of Southampton’s population issued by the Office for National Statistics is 239,700 with the working age population in Southampton being 71% of the total population

The number of unemployed residents in the city, as measured by the Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimant count, increased sharply to 5,956 in January 2013, or 3.5% of the working age population. This is 570 more claimants than in the previous month

Having responded to a number of seasonal uplifts for staff over the Christmas period however, we would expect to see these results for January 2013 as seasonal roles come to an end and the number of positions available to workers reduces.

The sharpest rise in claiments during this period was the 16-24 age range, as young workers continue to find full time permanent employment more difficult to secure than other age groups.

All comparable cities across the country saw an increase in claimant count rates, However, Southampton continues to experience the lowest claimant rate in comparison to its statistical neighbours.

HGV1 HGV2 Driver jobs Southampton

However, it is not all bad news for the areas’ economy and City Centre currently have a large number of jobs in Southampton and jobs in Fareham available as many business sectors continue to thrive

Figures released by the Passenger Shipping Association, whose members include major cruise and ferry companies, show that 2012 was a record year for UK cruise ports.

Passenger embarkations increased by 10% (up to 962,000 in 2012), with 78,000 extra UK and 6,000 additional overseas passengers since 2011. This is the fourth double-digit increase in cruise passenger embarkations in seven years and puts British ports on course to hit the million-mark for embarkations in 2013.

The most substantial increase in port capacity was seen in Southampton, Dover and most recently, Portsmouth. Southampton is also expecting a dramatic rise in the number of ships on northern European ventures calling at its port during 2013.

Cruise traffic at the port is expected to rise, due in part to Princess Cruises’ announcement that it intends to bring two super-sized ships to the city for next year’s summer season.

39 million tonnes of goods passed through the Port of Southampton in 2012 (up to quarter 3) which placed the port 20th in Europe. The port also handled 945,000 containers, which ranks us second in the country with 19.1% of all container traffic in 2012

As a major employer for the area, increased activity in the port is great news for the areas economy and job seekers. City Centre have a number of temporary jobs in Southampton available for a number of leading employers on the port, with vacancies detailed on our website and a selection below:

HGV Drivers Jobs Southampton

Telephone Based Sales Jobs Southampton

Data Entry Job Fareham

Warehouse Jobs Southampton

PAT Tester Job Romsey

Waiting Jobs Southampton

Further good news for the area is the redevelopment of the former NXP site, now known as Endeavour Park  which has achieved a major pre-let with the parcel delivery service UPS. UPS has signed up to create a 90,000 sq ft delivery hub.

A delivery hub of this size will generate a number of new jobs in the Southampton area  including warehouse jobs, driving jobs and administration jobs. City Centre assists a number of the areas leading parcel delivery companies with staffing and look forward to another parcel delivery company re-enforcing their presence in the local area.


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