When looking at the latest labour market figures things aren’t bad, but they could be much better. Despite a drop in the jobless and an increase in the number of people in employment, there are still more people looking for a job than officially jobs available.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the total number of jobless dropped to 2.33 million in the three months to January. The number of people in employment continued to increase and is now at 30.19 million. There were 588,000 job vacancies for December 2013 to February 2014, up 23,000 from the three months before and up 92,000 from a year earlier.
There are always more jobs available than official numbers say. So if you’re among the job seekers this month, make sure to see what the following companies have to offer.
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.
Capita is one of the largest providers of integrated professional support services in the UK. With over 52,500 employees and a turnover of £3.4bn, Capita continues to grow year on year. Their capabilities include customer and administration services, IT services and financial services.
Available positions: Capita is hiring for all industries across the UK, but especially seeking applicants for the following IT roles: Build & release software engineer, solution architect (.Net, C#), agile project manager, test team manager, user interface designer, development manager and business analyst.
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.
McGraw Hill Financial is a high-growth, high-margin benchmarks, content and analytics company serving the capital and commodity markets. The company is made up of some of the most iconic brands in finance and business, including: Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, J.D. Power, and McGraw Hill Construction.
Available positions: Whether it’s analyzing data, innovating technology, or developing market insights, McGraw Hill Financial is looking for intellectually curious, progressive and passionate thinkers to join their team in the East of England.
Holland & Barrett is the UK’s leading retailer of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements. The company operates over 620 stores in almost every major city and town across the United Kingdom and Ireland. New outlets are opening up all the time as interest in natural food supplements has increased considerably over the last few years.
Available positions: For their stores across the UK, Holland & Barrett is hiring store managers, associates, supervisors and more.
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.
Hays Healthcare is the healthcare branch of the leading global professional recruiting group Hays plc. Hays has over 330 offices in 19 countries worldwide. Hays Healthcare has spent 12 years at the forefront of healthcare recruitment. Whether you’re looking for allied health jobs, doctor jobs, general practitioner jobs, nursing jobs or theatre practitioner jobs, Hays will help.
Available positions: The company offers permanent, interim and locum/temporary healthcare jobs across the UK.
Xerox is a global leader in business process and document management, helping organisations of any size be more efficient so they can focus on their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., United States, more than 140,000 Xerox employees serve clients in 160 countries, providing business services, printing equipment and software for commercial and government organisations.
Available positions: Xerox continues to expand around the world, and offers opportunities in IT services, sales, healthcare, customer service, and finance & accounting.
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