The North of England led the way in jobs growth in January, leaving the rest of the UK in it’s wake with the fastest increase in job vacancies in 17 months.

According to the monthly Report-on-Jobs published 8 Feb 2017 by Markit and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, the respected and highly detailed monthly research publication reported...

 “Staff placements in the North of England rose for the forty-fifth straight month in January. Moreover, the rate of expansion was sharp, and accelerated from that recorded at the end of 2016. The index was above its long-run trend and above the UK average”.  

You can read the full North of England Report-on-Jobs at the bottom of this page.

The high demand for staff is an excellent sign of business confidence after the post-Brexit uncertainty experienced in 2016, and is certainly good news for anyone looking for work here in the Northern Powerhouse.

But should it ring alarm bells for employers looking to hire here?   The Report-On-Jobs North also pointed out that candidate availability and skill shortages have been worsening in the North month on month for the last four years with no solution in sight, and January has continued that trend, albeit at a slightly slower pace.

The report gives a detailed insight in to other interesting topics including: Pay pressure, skill shortages by sector (ie. work discipline) and a very interesting graphical comparison with other UK regions.  You can read the full Report-On-Jobs North below.

Also available on request is a more comprehensive Report-on-Jobs for the UK as a whole, including more detailed analysis of demand for staff by industry, a more comprehensive breakdown of skill shortages and an unemployment rate comparison with other countries.  If you'd like to see a copy of the full UK report, please let us know [Here] and we'll send it to you.

Here's the Report-On-Jobs North:

If you need help recruiting staff for your organisation, call 0161 408 6110 or send us a message [Here]  and we'll be happy to help.



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