As we all know the UK recruitment market is going through its toughest times at the moment, with the countless job losses. So when we here of the 100 job losses by Google which may seem insignificant, what we do not know is how many jobs have been lost with Google cutting back on out sourced work, a figure which I am sure will be much more significant!
Still I digress just a little, but wherever there is a down turn there are always industries growing, which any smart recruiter can take advantage of. So with a recent press release from Monster jobs in amongst all this negativity, they have given us some clues to which markets are seeing a growth.
In contrast, hiring of education workers rose, partly due to demand for training from unemployed workers. Modest increases were also noted in the legal; and R&D sector. you can read the full press release here
Also within markets, companies will be doing well. You only have to read this recent article on Aldi , who have just increased their graduate hires by 50%, a stark contrast to Marks and Spencer. Also with more grads fighting for less vacancies, some clients I thinkÂ could use our help 😉 Aldi in fact was one of those companies mentioned by the BBC Gold in the Gloom I gave it a mention back in July, so clues are out there.
So if your market is struggling the question is, what are you doing to survive 2009?