A raft of data released this week further suggests that the UK jobs market is picking up as the economy recovers, with manufacturing, construction and property showing particular strength.
The latest Reed Job Index for August, showed a 16% increase in job opportunities year-on-year. Construction and property lead the way with a 67% rise year-on-year.
The job index now stands at 161, up from 138 at the beginning of the year. Scotland was, for the third month in a row, the geography seeing the biggest increase in job opportunities, while Northern Ireland was the only area seeing decline, albeit relatively marginal at 2%.
Here at Solutions, we have seen a steady rise in vacancies across all sectors with manufacturing, engineering and construction showing particular strength. There is a level of optimism across the jobs market as a whole with companies increasing workforces and removing recruitment freezes.