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Employment growth for graduates in the north west

Published: Monday, 10 May 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Individuals looking for a graduate job may want to head to the north west as the region has benefited from rising employment opportunities at the start of 2010.

According to Crain's Manchester Business, Markit's latest PMI reported showed that the region has faired better than the UK as a whole in terms of employment growth, new business and output since April.

The publication notes that Gemma Wallace, an economist at Markit, said: "With regard to both output and new business growth, the north west was one of the strongest performing UK regions at the start of the second quarter.

"Employment continued to rise faster than the national average."

She added that staffing numbers grew across the UK at a solid rate during the survey period, with individuals being taken on to support growing workloads.

However, regardless of the number of jobs available, graduates still require the right skills to be taken on by an employer, Farhan Yasin, president EMEA of CareerBuilder.com, recently remarked.

He added that there was particularly a skills shortage in the emerging sectors of the UK economy.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19767230-ADNFCR

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