De­mand will rise for ser­vice jobs in the fu­ture, claim

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - EtBusiness Daily -

AC­COUN­TANTS, re­search and devel­op­ment staff (R&D) and car­ers will be among the top jobs in de­mand over the next few years, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by the East of Eng­land Devel­op­ment Agency (EEDA).

Skills In­sight from the agency’s eco­nomic ex­perts out­lines the main char­ac­ter­is­tics of the labour mar­ket in the East of Eng­land and how these dif­fer from other re­gions and the UK.

It also de­scribes the key is­sues, in­clud­ing ev­i­dence of mar­ket fail­ure, and con­sid­ers how the labour mar­ket and the de­mand for skills might change in the fu­ture.

The re­port shows that the busi­ness ser­vices sec­tor will ac­count for more than half the net em­ploy­ment growth across the re­gion be­tween 2010 and 2015.

Busi­ness ser­vices in­cludes pro­fes­sional ser­vices such as lawyers, as well as prop­erty-re­lated ser­vices, R&D, re­cruit­ment agen­cies, clean­ing com­pa­nies, call cen­tres, mar­ket­ing and travel agen­cies.

The sec­ond biggest sec­tors of the econ­omy ex­pected to grow are the re­tail in­dus­try and ho­tels and restau­rants busi­nesses.

The re­port shows that the struc­ture of the labour mar­ket will move away from man­u­fac­tur­ing, man­ual and lower skilled jobs in the fu­ture.

With an in­creased need for more high­lyskilled peo­ple, train­ing is a big is­sue, es­pe­cially for young peo­ple and those with lit­tle train­ing.

The re­port is avail­able to down­load on the In­sight East web­site www. in­sighteast.org.uk

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