The south of England has seen a rise in the number of construction jobs available over the past year. There has always been a big difference in the number of job opportunities found in the south compared to that in the north of England. This divide has grown rapidly over the past year, as major construction businesses are opening up more job vacancies in southern cities, including the likes of Guildford. The majority of the UK’s top employers are based in the south, where as most of the worst cities to work in are found in the north.
On average, in the south more than 40 job seekers can be found applying for one job. In the north the figure is much smaller with an estimated 20 people applying for one vacancy. The construction sector has seen a significant rise in new job opportunities being available to job seekers, with around a 30% increase compared to 2012. The majority of these vacancies are based with companies in the south as new work projects are being offered to southern businesses.
London’s construction industry has particularly seen a rapid increase in jobs available for workers, whereas the rest of UK doesn’t seem to be catching up with this growth, still recovering from the government’s public sector cuts. In the long run this could become a major problem for the sector, potentially resulting in the industry plummeting back into a recession.