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Manufacturing jobs up by 24% year-on-year as UK jobs market continues to grow

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Jobs in manufacturing sector up by 24% year on year Construction & Property, Retail and Engineering all up Growth in job vacancies spread across all regions   MANUFACTURING jobs have grown by nearly a quarter in the last year, according to the latest REED Job Index has – showing that the post-Brexit employment market continues to grow. The sector is riding a wave of confidence after news that Weetabix is to invest £30million in its Northamptonshire sites and manufacturers continue to reap the benefits of the falling Pound. The 24.1% increase from January last year was among the most significant sector rises and helped the index as a whole achieve a 5.5% lift. Other sectors experiencing significant year on year rises include Construction & Property (+18.8%), Retail (+17.7%) and Engineering (+10.6%). Every region of the UK has continued to see year on year growth in job vacancies, the index showed….

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