Jobshop UK sees increase in business
The Jobshop UK team has also expanded with the appointment of two new full time consultants. Sharon Cummings now heads up the temporary division which has seen a three-fold increase in business this past year, and Mike Underwood who was brought in on the permanent division alongside Kelyn Goater.
As a whole, the recruitment industry and jobs market has continued to strengthen in the past 12 months with the employment rate currently at 72.3% and unemployment decreasing by 63,000. Compared to this time last year, unemployment has fallen by 191,000. In the last quarter, annual pay growth increased from 1.2% to 1.4%. The REC Report on Jobs showed that the rate of growth for permanent placements are up to their highest level since March 2010 and 25.5% of recruiters state that starting salaries are higher than a month ago. The fastest growth in pay is seen in the industries of manufacturing, construction and retail.
Jobshop UK director, Frances Miles, commented, “We are pleased to announce that the financial year 2013/14 has been Jobshop’s most successful yet with an increase of over 50% on Gross Profit against last year’s figures. At Jobshop and Engage, we are incredibly excited about the coming year and all it will bring, and look forward to expanding our team further with the appointment of another consultant in June – a move necessary to keep up with the huge increase in business and keep Jobshop UK flowing as smoothly and professionally as our clients and candidates have come to expect from us.”