Auto sector jobs to continue growing

JLRHalewood300The automotive sector continues to hold out the prospect of jobs growth, according to a new survey from an employment specialist.

The research, carried out by the employment agency Giant Group is particularly positive about job opportunities over the next year in the automotive sector. The survey among engineering contractors found that, from October 2012 to March 2013, 22% of respondents were working in the automotive industry, an increase of 9% on the previous year.

In addition, a further 22% of respondents predicted that the sector would continue to see more job prospects in the next 12 months.
Giant Group managing director Matthew Brown said, “These results are perhaps expected when you consider that BMW had a record year in 2012 and Jaguar Land Rover is creating 700 jobs in the West Midlands. An expansion of this kind requires the specific skills of top engineering contractors to manage new projects, so demand in expert skills will understandably increase.”

This material is protected by copyright Ken Hurst 2012.

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About Ken Hurst

Ken Hurst began his career as a journalist in London over 30 years ago, working on a range of publications before moving on to weekly newspaper production in the newly-independent Zambia of the 1970s. He returned to the UK where his work included spells on newspapers and magazines, before moving to head up Norwich Union’s corporate affairs division. In the 1990s he moved on to freelance, co-own and publish the B2B audio magazine Sound and front the BBC radio Yesterday’s Papers programme. There followed six years as Business Editor at Britain’s biggest selling regional daily newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, where he led an award-winning team and for whom he still writes a weekly socio/political comment column. Subsequently, he was Group Editorial Director at CBM, responsible for its UK and US magazine output – including The Manufacturer magazine – research-driven industry reports and live events content. Currently he is Contributing Editor at Works Management magazine publisher Findlay Media and Chairman of the consumer publishing house TNT Multimedia Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
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