The UK is showing slight signs of labour market stabilisation and economic recovery. According to the Office for National Statistics, the recent unemployment figures showed the first fall since May 2011. The jobless rate was at 8.3 per cent, down 0.1 on the quarter, equivalent to 35,000 people.
“The labour market didn’t just stabilise at the turn of the year, it actually picked up very slightly. Employment is up and unemployment is down, as is youth unemployment,” commented Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
That means we are one step further away from the recession and towards recovery. The following companies are creating more new jobs and hiring right now.
IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges.
Available positions: IBM is looking for talented professionals across all areas of the business for IBM locations across the UK.
Hertz is the world’s largest vehicle renting organisation and operates from approximately 8100 locations in 147 countries worldwide. Today, Hertz’s Worldwide Reservations Centers handle approximately 40 million phone calls and deliver approximately 30 million reservations annually.
Available positions: Hertz is recruiting customer service representatives all throughout Europe.
UPS, or United Parcel Service Inc., is the largest express carrier and package delivery company in the world. Every day UPS manages the flow of goods, funds and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Available positions: UPS is hiring multi drop drivers and in addition has openings marketing, HR and sales.
Formerly Elan IT, Manpower Professional and Jefferson Wells, Experis is a ManpowerGroup business dedicated to connecting talented individuals with leading organisations. They specialise in providing professional opportunities across IT, finance, engineering and healthcare.
Available positions: There is a range of IT and finance positions available from Experis in locations across the UK.
Since 1991, Carluccio’s restaurants have been the renowned home of fresh, authentic Italian food throughout the UK. The company has more than 57 Restaurants nationwide and they plan to open more sites each year.
Available positions: Carluccio’s is hiring sous chefs, head chefs, assistant managers and general managers for their restaurants throughout the country.
Created by Andrew Phouli and Stelios Andrew, the Rush Hair & Beauty Group has been at the forefront of hairdressing for over 15 years. Rush runs 50 luxurious salons across London and the South and gained eight British Hairdressing Awards and two British Hairdressing Business Awards to date.
Available positions: Due to their continuing growth, Rush is recruiting stylists, apprenticeships and salon managers in many new and existing Rush salons across London and the South.
Oracle provides business software and hardware systems to more than 370,000 customers — including 100 of the Fortune 100 — in more than 145 countries. Oracle’s 110,000 employees, including 30,000 developers working full-time on its products, are critical to that success.
Available positions: Oracle recruiters are always searching for employees with an entrepreneurial spirit as well as top university graduates, bringing ideas and motivation to the business.
The Balhousie Care Group is one of the leading care home operators in Scotland with its Head Office in Forfar, Angus. More than 20 years ago, founder Tony Banks set out to provide an undisputed level of caring excellence. The company today employs almost a staff of almost 850 professionals who provide different levels of care for more than 800 residents.