Jobs in Stoke!
8th November, 2011.
JOBS IN STOKE!
By Andrew Groves, Associate Director.
My colleague Peter Wood made some good points about Business Confidence and I thought I’d add a view from a little further up the M6 in Stoke.
Stoke-on-Trent defied national trends to gain more than 3,000 jobs last year, according to a new report.
The economic briefing, by London planning consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners (NLP), shows the city created 3,300 new jobs in 2010 – a 3.1 per cent increase.
This piece of news demonstrates the strength of some of the city’s manufacturing companies from the traditional pottery industries through to a more diversified base of companies.
Of 330 local authority areas surveyed across England and Wales only 15 other areas showing growth had a bigger increase than Stoke-on-Trent.
According to the analysis, which is based on the Office for National Statistics Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) 2010 data, private sector jobs in Stoke-on-Trent registered a 3.8 per cent increase, while public sector roles rose by 1.1 per cent. Manufacturing jobs were up by 10.6 per cent, but services down 0.6 per cent.
With the recent announcement of projects in North Staffordshire being awarded funding under the Regional Growth Fund this promises further investment and hopes to fuel further new jobs and employment space. Amongst those securing funding are JCB, Stoke-on-Trent Regeneration, Ceram Research and Steelite.
All good news for Stoke and North Staffordshire.
If you are thinking of relocating, selling or letting your commercial property, or if you just need some general advice, Andy would be eager to speak with you. Call him on 0121 4559455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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