According to the latest labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), unemployment has risen to 2.52 million, up by 15,000 in the three months to the end of March. The number of people in work fell by 43,000 and is now at 29.71 million.
However, looking at vacancies for February to April 2013, there were 503,000 jobs advertised, which is the highest level since 2008. According to the labour market outlook report by CIPD and Success Factors, expected increases in employment levels this quarter are strong in manufacturing and production and private sector services; especially in IT and consultancy services.
So if you are looking for a job this month, make sure to take a look at the following companies who are hiring right now.
Nigel Frank International is the global leader in Microsoft Dynamics recruitment with offices in New York, Newcastle, London and Singapore. The company employs over 100 recruitment consultants worldwide focussing solely on Microsoft Dynamics recruitment and providing both contract and permanent recruitment services.
Available positions: Nigel Frank International is hiring Microsoft Dynamics professionals. In particular demand for Axapta consultants, developers and support staff is very high.
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.
Home Retail Group is the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer with sales of almost £6billion in the past financial year. It sells products under two distinctive and complementary brands, Argos and Homebase, which combine to serve some 200million 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.
Telefonica is a leading provider of mobile and broadband services to consumers and businesses in the UK. People may be familiar with O2 as their UK service provider. 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 store leaders and retail advisors in O2 stores across the UK.
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.
Nielsen is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. Nielsen has nearly 34,000 employees in more than 100 countries.
Available positions: In the UK, Nielsen is hiring managers, consultants and more for their offices in Oxford, Woking, Birmingham and London.
Spire Healthcare is a leading provider of private healthcare, with 37 private hospitals throughout the UK. The company employs over 7,600 people nationwide and treats over 930,000 patients per year. Spire Healthcare works with over 3,000 of the country’s most experienced consultant surgeons and other specialists to deliver tailored, personalised care.
Available positions: There is a broad range of career opportunities across different departments and locations available at Spire Healthcare.
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.