Good news from the labour market: In the three months to April, there was a small increase in the number of employed people and a small fall in the number of unemployed people. In addition to that, more companies are hiring: There were 516,000 job vacancies for March to May 2013, up 19,000 from December 2012 to February 2013 and up 48,000 on a year earlier.
According to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, employers across the UK are looking to take on staff in the third quarter of 2013, demonstrating that the jobs market shows no major sign of a let up. While engineers and other skilled workers are clearly in demand, there are also other career opportunities out there. Try, for example, one of the following companies:
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.
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 Europe
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.
Enara is a major provider of quality care in the South of England and South Wales and has been providing high quality home care in the UK since 1996. They provide a wide range of practical services to people who require help and support due to their illness, disability or infirmity and help people live the way they want to, with dignity and in a familiar environment.
Available positions: Enara is hiring care and support workers for locations throughout 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 warehouse operatives and in addition has openings in marketing, HR and sales.
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.