According to the latest CIPD/SuccessFactors Labour Market Outlook the short-term jobs outlook is increasingly positive. Near-term employer confidence has risen to its highest level since the report began in 2005.
Private sector firms will continue to drive much of the upturn in employment prospects, with confidence particularly strong in the manufacturing and production and the wholesale, retail and motor trade sectors, as well as SMEs and employers in the south-east of England.
On the downside, employment looks set to contract in the north of England over the three months to December 2013 and, as in previous reports, the number of people employed in the public sector is expected to continue to fall.
In the medium term, the findings suggest that stronger economic growth will not be accompanied by big rises in employment, as employers take a measured approach to increasing their employment levels as the economy improves.
However, these companies are in need of new employees now. If you’re looking for a job, make sure to send in your CV.
Alpha Hospitals is one of the UK’s leading providers of low and medium secure mental health care facilities and services. The company was established in 2002, with purpose built, state of the art hospitals in Bury in Greater Manchester, Sheffield in South Yorkshire and Woking in Surrey, providing an extensive range of psychiatric care for people with mental health conditions and learning difficulties.
Available positions: The top jobs available at Alpha Hospitals are registered nurses in Bury and Sheffield, specialty doctor and clinical team leader as well as mental health support workers in Sheffield.
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.
Carpetright plc is Europe’s leading specialist floor and bed retailer. Since the first store was opened in 1988 the business has followed a controlled store expansion programme developing both organically and, in recent years, through acquisition within the UK and other European countries. The Group trades from 620 stores across Europe and employs over 3,200 colleagues.
Available positions: Carpetright is hiring sales estimators and advisors, store managers and assistant managers, warehouse managers and assistants, flooring sales consultants and more 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 warehouse operatives 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 £6billion 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.
General Electric, or GE, is a global infrastructure, ﬁnance and media company. The company has 18,000 employees in the UK and invests in multiple sectors. Each of GE’s four businesses – Technology Infrastructure, Energy Infrastructure, GE Capital and NBC Universal – has a significant presence here.
Available positions: GE is hiring for their different businesses in major locations across the UK.
Tascor was the first private company in the UK to provide police custody assistants, with services commencing for West Mercia Police in 1999. It now employs 585 skilled custody staff operating in 38 centres with over 781 cells across 9 forces.
Available positions: Tascor is recruiting a number of detainee custody officers to join them on a permanent basis.
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.
Being part of the Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction is a leading global supplier of polymer-based critical solutions for deployment in highly demanding environments. Their products and services are typically used on large and complex projects that require worldwide presence, innovative engineering, as well as a proven track record.
Available positions: Trelleborg Offshore UK is now opening their Graduate Development Programme for 2014 with different opportunities. Deadline for all applications will be 28 February 2014.
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