This is in line with the recently released ONS UK GDP figures that showed that the UK economy officially came out of its double-dip recession and that the service sector grew by 1.3% after suffering a 0.1% contraction in the previous quarter.
Looking further ahead, overall business confidence levels are varied. According to the report, more than three in five private sector companies say they are either confident or fairly confident about the growth prospects of their organisation, while around a quarter of private sector firms report that they are not confident about the growth prospects of their firm at all in the next year.
The following companies are definitely confident about their growth prospects, as they’re all hiring new employees right now.
Anchor is England’s largest non-for-profit provider of housing and care for elderly people. Their insight and reputation is built on more than 40 years’ experience. During this time Anchor has grown to provide housing and care services to almost 40,000 people each day and has over 1,000 locations across England. The company employs almost 9,000 people.
Available positions: Anchor is hiring care assistants, care managers, team leaders and nurse team leaders as well as hospitality and administrative workers.
HC-One is one of the largest independent care home operators in the UK, providing a range of care services, encompassing dementia, nursing, residential and specialist care. The company cares for over 10,000 residents and employs over 14,000 members of staff.
Available positions: HC-One is hiring nurses, deputy managers and home managers for their care homes across the UK.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is a global hotel company with more than 672,000 rooms in over 4,500 hotels in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. IHG operates nine hotel brands InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels and Resorts.
Available positions: IHG is hiring hotel workers for their Holiday Inn hotels across the UK.
Hertz is the world’s largest vehicle renting organisation and operates from approximately 8,100 locations in 147 countries worldwide. Today, Hertz’s worldwide reservations centres handle approximately 40 million phone calls and deliver approximately 30 million reservations annually.
Available positions: Hertz is recruiting customer service representatives 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 in marketing, HR and sales.
Home Retail Group is the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer with sales of almost £6bn in the past financial year. It sells products under two distinctive and complementary brands, Argos and Homebase, which combine to serve some 200 million customers every year. Home Retail Group employs approximately 53,000 people.
Available positions: There are openings at Argos and Homebase in buying/merchandising, operations, supply chain or one of the many other departments.
Rackspace Hosting is the world’s leader in hosting and cloud computing. Since 2001 Rackspace has been hosting and supporting websites, internet applications, email servers, security and storage services for 6,000 customers. ‘
Available positions: Rackspace is hiring mostly in London in the areas of IT, sales, HR, finance or tech support.
Atkins is one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies with a breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects. Established in 1938, specializing in civil and structural engineering design, Atkins is now the UK’s largest engineering design consultancy providing multidisciplinary technical expertise.
Available positions: Atkins offers opportunities for engineers, architects, planners, surveyors, consultants and also for marketing and administrative workers across the UK.
O2 UK is part of the Telefónica O2 Europe group and a leading provider of mobile and broadband services to consumers and businesses in the UK. The company is the leader in non-voice services, including text, media messaging, games, music and video, as well as data connections via GPRS, HSDPA, 3G and WLAN.
Available positions: The company is hiring agency retail advisors in O2 stores across the UK.
Itsu‘s mantra is health and happiness: “Lunch or dinner, in or out, fast or slow”. The company has restaurants, shops and offers deliveries of fresh Sushi and salads. Along with their two flagship restaurants, Chelsea and Notting Hill, itsu has 35 shops in London.
Available positions: Itsu has openings for restaurant managers, assistant managers, general managers, service team members, kitchen team members and hosts/ hostesses for their restaurants in London.
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