As unemployment rates continue to rise, is the recessions bite starting to leave its mark? Unemployment levels in the Essex region have hit their highest levels for nearly ten years, monthly statistics show that month on month unemployment figures rise, with ever more people facing the grim prospect of redundancy and job loss in most sectors of industry especially retail.
This current trend of unemployment is set to rise as the recession takes an ever tighter hold of the economy with many major national retailers and industries being forced to make severe cutbacks which only further signifies that an already desperate situation only stands to progress over the next coming months.
But is this a true indication of the overall Essex jobs situation at this current stage, it appears that there are still plenty of opportunities available within the county for Essex jobs.
It appears that people once unemployed choose to seek employment in an identical job title, whereas the ay have skills which could so easily be transferred to work competently in an alternate occupation, this is where seeking advice about career choice could ultimately be beneficial.
In the current economic climate, most of us worry about our job security, for most the fear of losing your job also means the fear of losing your home, with this in mind it is better to have a broader search criteria when looking for a job.
A good way to introduce yourself to multiple job vacancies is to sign up with a reputable recruitment or employment agency either online or in your local area, recruitment agencies have access to larger numbers of job opportunities which might not necessarily be advertised within your local job centre, however signing up with both is a good idea.
Places such as recruitment agencies and job centres are there to provide information and advice as well as advertise current vacancies. Visiting these resources can provide you with more information about Essex jobs available alternatively give you guidance about training or learning courses you could take in order to further your skills to give better career prospects even in the grip of a recession.
As with many counties the future prospects for Essex appear to be healthy and when the economy slowly starts to pick up again so will the requirement for skilled workers in all areas of industry, Essex has been for many years a thriving county with goods links to the capital and Europe, this will one day be the same again. London is set to host the Olympics in 2012 and so far some companies which may have collapsed in normal circumstances are managing to stay afloat with work opportunities which this has provided.
The recession is predicted to be upon us until the earliest of 2011, when the global economy may show some slow indications of picking up, until such times Essex jobs will be limited and competition for vacancies will grow fiercely, therefore making yourself available to as many opportunities as possible is the only way forward.
Again some recruitment agencies provide full access to a wide range of both permanent and temporary vacancies, for fulltime or part time staff in a number of industry sectors within a region, which means that the spectrum of job possibilities could open its doors to you.
It is interesting to find out the most statistics available today about Essex jobs are based on the last decade, however this is not a true reflection of how the job situation compares with last recession, and at present unemployment is not as bad in the Essex area compared to the same stage of the last recession which hit in the 1990s.
Anna Stenning takes a closer look at how the recession is affecting Essex jobs and how people can still find work if they apply their skills to a wider range of job opportunities.