UK jobs market set to grow despite recent downturn


A new report predicting big employment opportunities in sectors like business, education, distribution and transport over the current decade to 2017 has just been published. It predicts employment trends over the next ten years and shows that despite the current economic downturn job prospects remain good.


The report says that there will be some sectors of the economy where growth will be particularly strong including computing and the service sector, and paints an optimistic picture for the labour market over the long term to 2017.

In particular the report predicts that there will be job growth in areas such as:

* Business and other services – including computing and financial services – where despite the recent downturn the number of jobs is predicted to increase by 1.3m over the longer term.

* Distribution and transport – where around half a million new jobs are expected to be created.

* ‘Non – marketed services’ – where careers in areas such as education, health and social work are expected to see an increase of around half a million jobs too.

* Construction – where despite the downturn the projected benefit of public expenditure on projects such as the 2012 Olympics are expected to still help an increase of 170,000 jobs in the longer term.

More information here


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