Positive Economic Figures!

Positive Economic Figures!

A survey on employment by JobsOutlook, from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has also revealed that 76% of employers have stated that they will take on more permanent staff over the next 3 months, while 48% predicted that their use of temporary workers would also increase. This is in addition to the proportion of employers who plan to increase their headcount, which is currently at the highest level since the JobsOutlook survey began in March of 2011. More than a quarter (28%) of employers questioned in the survey indicated that they would give some or all of their staff a pay rise this year.Jobs in Stoke on Trent

The economic picture is also looking strong as forecasters have now predicted that the UK economy will grow faster this year than it was originally thought, changing its growth forecast from 2.4% up to 2.7%. They also predicted that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will also rise 2.3% in 2015, up from the earlier forecast of 2.2%. It has also recently been announced that the UK inflation rate fell to a four year low of 1.7% last month.

Intro Personnel’s current vacancy list reflects the positive employment outlook as we are currently recruiting for a wide range of jobs in Stoke on Trent, Newcastle under Lyme and Staffordshire.  You can find more information about all of the jobs that Intro Personnel are currently recruiting for by calling us on 01782 413307 or visiting https://www.intropersonnel.co.uk/jobs/ and following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Intro Personnel are members of the REC and were recently invited to join the members’ panel to provide data for the JobsOutlook survey!

North Staffordshire leads the way as Economic Studies report Strong Job Creation

North Staffordshire Leads the way as Economic Studies report Strong Job Creation

A recent announcement from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has predicted that the UK economy will hit pre-recession peaks by this summer. They estimate that the overall size of the UK economy will overtake the peak level it was at, prior to the 2008 financial crisis.  They also predict that the domestic economy will see 2.8% growth during 2014, upgraded from an earlier prediction of 2.7% and they have also upgraded the economy’s growth forecast for 2015, from 2.4% to 2.5%.  The BCC Director, John Longworth, said that “our economy is gaining momentum; businesses across the UK are expanding and creating jobs”. A separate survey from accountants BDO strengthen the BCC report and suggests that strong growth is being helped by improved business optimism and improved hiring intentions, particularly in manufacturing.

Manufacturing in Stoke on TrentOur local economic picture is looking particularly strong and it has recently been announced that employment in Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme increased from 66.93% to 70.03% between 2011/12 and 2012/13 and it is reported by the Centre for Cities that Stoke-on-Trent ranks fourth highest for job creation in a list of 64 cities during that respective time period.

Intro Personnel has a wide range of current employment opportunities available within the Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire areas and we are interested in hearing from anybody that is currently looking for their next career move. We are currently recruiting for a number of vacancies, click here to view all our live vacancies or follow us  Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Made in the Midlands!

Made in the Midlands!

Economists have recently predicted that the Midlands region’s export growth this year will reach 5-6%, double that of the national figure of 2.5-3%. There are a wide range of items that are still manufactured primarily in the Midlands, including carpets, black cabs, earth moving machines and armoured vehicles. The Midlands region alone accounts for 7% of the UKs gross domestic product and it has recently been announced that the economy grew by 0.7% in the last quarter of 2013. This growth is believed to have been helped by increased business investment and according to a recent business survey from the BBC, the upturn in the UK economy is expected to have continued into 2014.

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As a Midlands based recruitment agency, Intro Personnel have a wide range of current employment opportunities available and are interested in hearing from anybody that is currently looking for their next career move. To view all our live vacancies, please click here.

Intro Personnel Joins the REC’s Member Panel to Provide Monthly Market Intelligence

Intro Personnel Joins the REC’s Member Panel to Provide Monthly Market Intelligence!

Intro Personnel are pleased to announce that our organisation has been invited by the leading governing body for the recruitment industry, the REC, to join it’s panel of members who provide monthly market intelligence that is used to produce the REC’s newsletter “Report on Jobs”. We have been selected by the REC and will now join a panel of approximately 480 recruitment businesses throughout the UK who are trusted to provide regular data to measure the performance of the UK’s job market.

The Report on Jobs is a publication produced by Markit on a monthly basis and is sponsored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG LLP. The report provides the most up-to-date monthly picture of UK recruitment, employment, staff availability and employee earnings trends available. As a panel member Intro Personnel will receive immediate access to this information as it is published, which will enable us and our customers to keep up-to-date with the fluid UK job market and it’s regional trends.

The report for January explained that vacancies rose at a sharp and accelerated rate during the first month of 2014, with the strongest growth seen since May 1998 and as the demand for staff rises, candidate availability decreased. Salaries continued to increase in January and the rate of unemployment fell to its lowest since March 2009. The Engineering sector reported the highest demand for staff in January, closely followed by the Construction industry. Of particular interest locally, the January report explained that candidate availability with the permanent and temporary candidate markets is dropping at fastest rates within the Midlands.

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Over 2,000 Jobs Created Locally!

Over 2000 Jobs Created Locally!

Government statistics released this week have revealed that in the past year, more than 2,000 private sector jobs were created in North Staffordshire. The growth of 2,200 jobs in the 12 month period is the second highest in the West Midlands region. The percentage of the labour force now in employment also increased by more than 3 percent up to 70 by 2013. The deputy chief executive of the North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce said that “Our manufacturing firms are confident, investing, growing and exporting to markets around the world; this is creating the skilled jobs our local economy needs”.

In addition, figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) earlier this week have revealed that the UK economy grew by 1.9% in 2013, marking the strongest rate in growth since 2007. The UKs service sector, which makes up more than three-quarters of economic output, grew by 0.8% in the fourth quarter and Manufacturing grew by 0.9%.

Stack of One Pound CoinsIntro Personnel would be interested in hearing from you if you are searching for vacancies in Stoke On Trent, Newcastle Under Lyme and Staffordshire.  For more information on any of our vacancies, visit our online job board at https://www.intropersonnel.co.uk/jobs/