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Jobs in Manchester set to rise in 2020

Published: Monday 13th January 2020

Now that the UK general election is over and the outcomes on Brexit are starting to line up and be set in action, the effect on the markets is slowly becoming apparent too. Specifically, the city is starting to show signs of stability again, with firms pledging to bring an increasing number of new jobs in Manchester.

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Manchester’s £5bn digital ecosystem

To get an idea of why everyone’s so interested in jobs in Manchester, just look at the numbers. Greater Manchester is home today to a fast-paced, fast-growing £5bn digital ecosystem and in fact, it is laser-focused on reinventing itself as the tech capital of the North. Last year, more new buildings were being put up in Manchester than LA, including two million more square feet of office space. A big part of this is for start-ups as the total amount of flexible work-space in Manchester will increase by 50% to over 60,000 square feet by 2022.

Home to household names such as Boohoo, TalkTalk, BAE Systems, and Autotrader, the Northern city sits shoulder-to-shoulder with tech hubs across the globe. So, for job seekers starting out on their UK job search, this is a good time to be searching for jobs in Manchester as more will become available throughout 2020.

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The fastest-growing industries in Manchester

The UK’s post-Brexit economy will be transformed by a boom in the science, technology, and healthcare industries. In turn, this will be creating thousands of new Manchester jobs and generating billions of pounds in output. By 2021 the city of Manchester is expected to have the highest GVA growth and employment gains out of any UK city.  Employment growth will lead the city league tables, creating more than 16,300 new jobs. Within the next 2 decades, the economy will undergo a major shift driven by a green revolution and technological change. The forecast predicts a combined 2.7 million Manchester jobs will be created by 2038.

In particular, in business Finance and Professional Services a further 3,063 jobs will open by 2025. Manufacturing will see an increase of more than 1,200 new jobs, while more than 3,800 Health and Care jobs will be added by 2025. In addition, Creative & Digital as a vast sector including Animation, Publishing, Visual Effects, Photo Imaging, Advertising & Marketing is expected to increase by a further 5,047 jobs by 2025.

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Find Jobs in Manchester on Zoek

So, as you can see there are certainly some big growth areas in Greater Manchester. With the city being the UK’s epicenter for business, financial and professional services, and home to top companies, career opportunities for job seekers are unlimited. Right now, Zoek jobs include a range of opportunities across every sector. It’s also highly recommendable to sign up to our Zoek Alerts so you don’t miss out on a job opportunity as soon as they crop up. From developer jobs and sales to engineering, management, and hospitality. For jobs in London, jobs in Liverpool, and other locations around the country, start your UK job search for your dream role today on Zoek or download our app and apply on the go!

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