North West Recruitment
Research shows that in the last few years, parts of the north west of England have been transformed from faded industrial zones into some of the UK's fastest growing economic centres. The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) introduced a Regional Development Fund in 2007, which will see £1 billion of investment flow into various business streams in the Northwest by 2013. This has lifted employment rates well above the national average, also making this part of England one of the most appealing choices for investors.
The largest employers in the northwest are foreign-owned companies that have taken advantage of government incentives and also invested heavily to create competitive economic environment that has attracted a significant shift in skills. Firms form Europe and the United States have undoubtedly given the region a significant boost in terms of the employment opportunities on offer within a wide range of modern industries. In terms of economic diversity the northwest is now England's second most productive region, only slightly behind the southeast and London when it comes to economic importance.
To support the unprecedented growth in many northwestern cities, a large number of regeneration projects have been initiated that have seen new business parks, educational centres and retail developments spring up in the more populated areas of Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Such programmes not only provide work for those involved in the construction, architecture and design design sectors, but also generate a significant number of long term prospects as each sector expands and develops. With many companies also focussing on new technologies, the northwest is also becoming known as a place that will offer new generations the chance of a rewarding lifestyle. Innovative business such as those involved in green technology have already established their headquarters in areas previously bereft of new business. Many have these firms are also receiving additional funds from trusts and government bodies, with leading businesses authorities now convinced that believe the green economy will generate significant opportunities in years to come.
There is high demand in northwest is for skilled IT and accounting professionals and the job scene overall has definitely shifted towards office-based and service sector employment. In June last year, the North West Regional Development Agency announced that employers in the region now boast the second highest retention rate for graduates after London, with some 67% of degree holders now staying on to work in this part of England after they graduate. Beyond management level careers, service based jobs now account for a very high percentage of employment in the North West. The work offered is usually flexible, so professional recruitment agencies based in the region like Daniel Adams have become an important source of labour from many businesses. Recruitment agencies have been very successful at bridging the gap between major employers and those looking for full or part time work in the service sector. They also offer prospective candidates additional help with the application process and play a vital role to play in restoring confidence to people who have been out of work for an extended period.