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24 June 2013 | Marino Donati
A growth in online shopping is giving transport sector employment a boost, according to the latest figures from Manpower.
In the recruitment company’s Employment Outlook Survey, it found the UK transport sector remains in positive territory of +2 per cent for the third quarter of 2013, meaning employers are looking to recruit over the next few months.
This is being driven by strong demand for van drivers as a result of more home deliveries for online shopping. Employers are also looking for professionals with strong experience in supply chain and procurement, the research said.
Simon Edwards, Manpower sector director for logistics, said: “Beyond drivers, positions are becoming available as general managers and warehouse managers, and there is increasing demand for white collar professionals with supply chain and procurement expertise.”
The Manpower survey is based on responses from 2,101 UK employers. Figures are calculated by subtracting those employers who plan to reduce staffing levels from those who plan to hire them. The UK’s national outlook remains in positive territory at +5 per cent.