Brighton hits 800 employees
One recent Brighton recruit, Quality Assurance Executive, Tom was crowned the 800th employee when he passed his probation earlier this month.
Tom previously worked for two years in another local contact centre but left voluntarily to pursue more sociable working hours. In between jobs he was out of employment for 10 weeks. He said:
“I knew it would be difficult to find a new job, but even with two years industry experience under my belt, it was far harder than I’d expected. There’s a lot of strong competition.”
Following the release of the latest employment stats from the ONS, the outlook for the jobs market looks positive. It is expected more opportunities will become available as the economy takes steps towards recovery. But for many, Tom included, the conditions are too fragile to risk losing the comfort of a secure job. Tom added:
“I’m happy where I am, I’ve been given the new challenge I was looking for and the hours suit me. It’s really good to know my job is secure, I can see myself progressing through the business and building a career here.”
Lucy Bunyan, Recruitment Manager in Brighton said:
“It’s encouraging to see employment levels have risen and the South East is recovering better than the national average. The local jobs market certainly seems more buoyant, with lots of companies – us included – advertising vacancies.
“As a business we’ve been continuing to grow year on year. As a result we’ve created lots of new roles and we have more people than ever before now working in our Brighton office. That said, we still see huge numbers of applicants for each vacancy, so there’s clearly still some way to go.”
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