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GROWTH IN CONFIDENCE BY EMPLOYERS REFLECTED BY 2015 GLOSJOBS FIGURES
Figures released this week by the popular employment website, GlosJobs.co.uk reveal a new high in the number of job vacancies advertised across the county in the past year.
A rise of 24% in the number of jobs posted in 2015 reflects an overall rise in recruitment and an increase in small businesses taking on additional staff, according to GlosJobs Director Belinda Wilson.
Belinda says: “We advertised 37,145 jobs in 2015 in comparison to 29,905 in 2014 and 23,867 in 2013. This is good news, which I consider a sign of growing confidence from county businesses.
“In 2015, 667 companies started advertising with us on GlosJobs.co.uk. These include number of larger corporate companies but the majority are smaller businesses looking to expand and some are sole traders taking on their first employee.”
“We believe the continued success of GlosJobs comes down to offering good value for money and making it as easy as possible for the advertiser to list a role and the jobseeker to apply.”
In 2015, GlosJobs logged 1,346,281 visits from 483,551 users and received 12,730,372 page views.
With a population of Gloucestershire is 858,300 (2011 census), the figures suggest that over 56% of people living in the county visited GlosJobs.co.uk in 2015.
Since GlosJobs.co.uk was founded in 2001, the site has advertised over 352,000 roles for almost 3,600 Gloucestershire employers.
Belinda was awarded The Gloucestershire Entrepreneur's Business Award 2015 at the inaugural Gloucestershire Business Show for ‘pioneering and delivering a sustainable business model,’ as well as for her work in founding community group, Cheltenham Connect. Belinda became a Gloucestershire Ambassador in 2012.