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UK Job Vacancy Growth Outpaces US

UK Job Vacancy Growth Outpaces US
 
Paula Reed MD of Alpha Executive Jobs Ltd, the international jobsite for executives, managers and professionals, said in Loughborough, UK today. Job Seekers are not having it as tough as their counterparts in the US.  There we're told they have some six applicants competing for every job vacancy advertised.  If this is true then were certainly better off job-wise by living in the UK.  Yes, times are still tough, but the increases weve been seeing in the monthly redundancy figures in the UK, have been dropping every month since August this year and thats definitely good news for everyone.
 
Because of tight credit, said Ms Reed, small businesses are naturally reluctant to hire new employees and as you would expect, their emphasis has been on pushing existing employees to produce more.  Fortunately, many of these companies recognise that not only must they maintain or increase market share, they must also start exploring new markets if theyre going to stay in business. 
 
Ms Reed continued, Internet marketing is an example, Internet sales have increased year-on-year and although some retail jobs may have been lost, I believe this is a result of progress and not the recession.  If high street jobs have been lost, many have been replaced with new jobs created by this new marketing medium.
 
Reed went on one of the bastions of safe employment has been Human Resources, the onslaught of regulation imposed on the UK by the European Commission has made a lot of HR professionals indispensable. This is good news for them of course although hiring in the HR sector has been frozen for the last couple of years.  However, there are now signs that HR vacancies are being advertised and this in itself is a good indication that brighter times are ahead for other job seekers.
 
The demand for IT and sales professionals is growing again and Alpha Executive Jobs just like other specialist job boards, is also seeing an increase in the number of new management jobs being advertised.  This is a good indicator of future hiring programmes and the steady rise in interim management contracts, is another positive indicator.  If we look hard enough, there are a lot of signs that there are brighter days ahead.  Said Ms Reed

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