Research from the Totaljobs Barometer reveals that the number of jobs available in the East Midlands has risen compared to the last quarter - by five per cent year-on-year and eight per cent throughout the third quarter of 2012.
However, in response to the increase in jobs, demand has accelerated, with the number of applications rising nine per cent compared to this time last year.
As a result of the increased demand, competition for jobs in the East Midlands has risen from 15 applications per job to 16.
Dominic Harvey, Regional Director for totaljobs.com in the East Midlands, said: “The rise in jobs is testament to the East Midlands’ resilience in the face of the tough economic climate and tepid consumer spending. Roles have been coming up across a variety of industries.”
including financial services, pharmaceuticals, logistics and export based companies which have attracted more people into the region, reflected in the rise in applications per job. The rise may also be due to the number of school and college leavers who entered the job market this summer. Let’s hope the East Midlands can sustain this positive momentum and keep providing jobs for those seeking employment.”