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Service sector thriving, while manufacturing jobs suffer

Naturally this has shifted the areas and industries in which people are working, this has been prevalent in Wales says Ceri Leath, director at Now Careers, Cardiff. “Over the past 12 years the number of opportunities available within the manufacturing sector has gradually decreased, whereas the services sector is now thriving, with many individuals across Finance and Professional Services building long term careers within the industry, 

“Since the recent investment made by Welsh government, there has been a noticeable growth in vacancies within the services industry in particular breeding more vacancies within contact centers.

“For recruiters this means that we need to be looking for additional skills due to the industry which candidates will be placed in, focusing on strong communication and interaction skills for example”.  

The Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP) Annual Report published earlier this year stated that &pound3bn of new investment will be put toward the Welsh economy in a bid to provide a boost of growth and jobs within Wales.

The expansion of services and decline in manufacturing meant that in 2011, 9% of people worked within manufacturing ad 81% worked in services.  

Now Careers, Cardiff, operate within the Finance and Professional Services Industry.


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