Job search during the recession

The current recession is causing UK unemployment to rise faster than at anytime since the 1980s. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, jobless totals have now risen above two million, climbing by 244,000 in the first three months of 2009. All is not doom and gloom though, there are number of firms who have announced the creation of new positions. A snapshot from around the UK reveals the number of jobs lost and created this year. Amongst the major employers who have revealed imminent job losses is BT who has said it will cut about 15,000 jobs this year, mostly in the UK. This is in addition to the 15,000 jobs cut over the past year.


Company restructuring is now in full flow, and many businesses are reluctant to employ new workers, but that doesn’t mean that finding work is an impossible task. A job search during the recession can prove fruitful if you can present your best self to the right people. Knowing where to look for employment during the recession can be the most important decision. Businesses who have announced the creation of jobs include:

  • Lebara Mobile who are creating 130 jobs. One hundred of the positions will be at a new customer services centre in London with others jobs spread across the UK.
  • GreenThumb, a gardening company, who are set to create 1,000 new jobs. The firm has said business is booming in the recession as more people invest in their own homes rather than move.
  • Rolls Royce who recently announced the creation of 150 new jobs in its Sussex factory.