JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 306
JOBS AROUND THE UK
WORDS TRISH LESSLIE IMAGE SHUTTERSTOCK
SOURCES: ADZUKA, ONS, VISIT BRITAIN, ZOOPLA
ritain is hiring. There are
723,000 vacancies in the
job market, according to
the latest figures from the
Office for National Statistics. In fact,
the unemployment rate is the lowest it's
been for decades, with many employment
sectors finding it difficult to recruit the
staff they need (see box over the page).
Despite this, there were around
1.44 million unemployed people at
the end of last year. And while that's
160,000 fewer people than a year
earlier, it still means there are huge
numbers of people looking for work.
Having flexibility about where you live
can put you ahead of the competition
when it comes to landing a job. So if
you're looking for a change of location
as well as a new role, the following
cities are definitely worth considering.
They are great places to live as well as
work, and its predicted each location
will have more than one vacancy for
every jobseeker throughout 2018.
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