Job growth in Portsmouth has significantly increased in the last month. Applications increased by 12.6% suggesting the city is an attractive prospect for job-hunters.
Growth nationwide for applications between June and July 2015 went up 6.7% placing the city 88% ahead of the UK’s average. It also continues to show application growth in the long term with a year-on-year (2014 v 2015) increase in applicants of 10.08%.
The city saw the highest growth of job applications month-on-month in the South of England above London, Southampton and Brighton. Reinforcing the suggestion it is a key target for job-seekers.
1. Portsmouth (12.6%)
2. Brighton (9.98%)
3. Exeter (7.89%)
4. Southampton (3.70%)
5. London (3.9%)
Working with a number of local organisations CV-Library also reports a correlating increase in the number of businesses and recruiters advertising new roles in the city, with a huge year-on-year increase in job growth of 36.34%. Over the past few months alone job growth has risen by 19.5% (June v May) and 18.5% (July v June). This marks it as an area of rapid expansion for business, which is having a clear impact on the number of applicants choosing the city as the destination for their new role.
Lee Biggins, Managing Director at CV-Library explains: ‘’It’s great to see such a strong rate of growth in the number of job application being made to roles in Portsmouth, especially as it’s the highest increase in the South of England. The city has invested a lot into its regeneration and it’s great to see that this is attracting new talent to the area.’’