According to The Independent today, the Midlands are leading the economic recovery in the UK! Great news! Historically, the article goes on to say, that the Midlands are an employment dark spot for the UK. The growth has occurred in the manufacturing sector. A surprise considering that is usually a poor growth area in other areas of the UK. A skills shortage still exists in other departments – roles like IT and engineers.
Mark Cahill at Manpower shared that Jaguar Land Rover recently took four months to recruit 80 engineers; but that there were 15,000 applicants for 1,500 semi-skilled positions. It might be a good idea to retrain in one of those sectors.
This is great news for those living in the Midlands. If you are looking for work, click here to start your job search today.