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Manufacturing job surge in July

The number of manufacturing jobs advertised via Recruitive’s multi-posting software increased by a staggering 23% in July compared to June, which follows a steady month on month increase for over 2 years.  The average number of candidate’s applying for each position has also seen an increase in July.

Richard Clarke, managing director at Recruitive, said, “Our figures support the statistics from the latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Manager Index (PMI), which suggest that UK manufacturing growth picked up in July from a 26 month low in June, and also that employment within the sector rose for the 

twenty-seventh successive month.”

Despite the index rising more than forecast in July to 51.9, it remains well below an average of 54.3 recorded in April 2013, when Britain's economy was starting its recovery.”


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