New improvement in the English job market. After the unemployment rate fell below 9%, it is the turn of recruiters to reassure candidates, and employees who wish to change jobs. According to the latest Labor Needs survey from Pôle Emploi, employers intend to hire more than last year. 1 534,000 non-seasonal recruitment projects were announced in 2018. The highest level ever observed during the last nine surveys by Pôle emploi. That is an increase of 27.8% compared to 2017.
This increase is mainly due to increased activity and the replacement of employees following their final departure. Three sectors are particularly benefiting from this improvement.
1. Service to individuals
The personal and personal services sector is the leading recruiter in London with 38.1% of hiring intentions in 2018, or more than 893,600 recruitments planned. To find a job, look for family services, daily life or services for the elderly or disabled.
For example, home and household help are among those that will generate the most hiring, according to the ranking of the 15 professions for which the number of non-seasonal recruitments was the highest in 2018. 51,600 hiring projects are planned for this position. And he’s not the only one to be prized. The jobs of versatile kitchen employee, caregiver, cafe waiter, artist, socio-cultural animation professionals are also in demand..
2. Business service
Still in the tertiary sector, business services ranks second among the sectors that recruit the most, i.e. 24.7% of recruitment intentions in 2018. Transport and warehousing are particularly dynamic (+ 32.4% vs. 2017), as are scientific, technical, administrative and support services (+ 20.5%).
And the most sought-after jobs in this sector are premises maintenance officer, engineer (R&D study manager, IT, IT manager), administrative agent (input, HR assistantship, investigation), drivers, short-haul delivery men and road and long haul drivers. The latter guarantee major recruitment projects in 2018 according to Pôle emploi.
Just behind business services, the retail sector, for which hiring intentions are up 22%, or nearly 53,000 additional projects. This employment pool intends to recruit more in the automotive trade and repair in 2018, i.e. + 30.8% compared to 2017.
In terms of trades, the self-service employee and the commercial attaché (commercial technician in a company) are those for which the number of positions to be filled in this sector is the highest, according to the Pôle Emploi study. Especially since applicants will be able to claim more easily for a CDI. Recruiters plan to hire more people on open-ended contracts in 2018, according to the study.
“Construction and industry plan to recruit much more than before
If you thought about giving up your search in construction, do not lose hope. This sector saw its strongest growth in terms of hires in 2018, an increase of 37% against 22.5% in 2017. This phenomenon is explained by an increase in its activity in construction.
Likewise for industry, the sector is experiencing an economic recovery. Employers plan to hire more than last year, + 27.4%. Knowing that they mainly need labor in the transport equipment manufacturing sector (+ 49.7%) and metallurgy and metal products (+ 46.1%). And future applicants have a good chance of being hired on a permanent contract, up 12 points compared to 2017 in the sector. “