UK floods create job opportunities for construction and engineer contractors
Contractors working in the construction industry will be pleased to learn that the sector has experienced a boost due to the UK’s recent flooding.
Although the recent dreadful weather has, of course, had a devastating effect across the country, this has, in turn, resulted in an unexpected boost in the outlook for jobs, as more people are being hired to help with the damage.
The ManpowerGroup’s ‘Manpower Employment Outlook Survey’, questioned 2,112 UK employers about their hiring intentions.
The findings revealed that the building industry has been boosted by an estimated £250 million.
Engineers will also find themselves in higher demand, as energy firms have had to hire more workers to help with restoring the power in thousands of homes across the country.
Mark Cahill, managing director of Manpower, said, “The UK jobs market has reached a turning point. Whilst the overall outlook has been consistently positive now for a number of quarters, it’s actually been six years since the employers we’ve interviewed have reported positive hiring plans in every single sector.
“In particular, the construction forecast has been in negative territory since 2008 and was one of the sectors hardest hit by the recession, but it has really bounced back. At last we can confidently say that the jobs market is starting to fire on all cylinders.
“With over 6,000 properties flooded, and an average repair bill of £30,000-£40,000, the beneficiaries of all this extra work will be builders who are already being called in to repair homes.
“Even in areas where flooding has been less of a problem, the persistent and heavy rain will have highlighted problems with roofs that need fixing, and that should help boost demand for the sector.”
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