Firms relocate to fill jobs gap

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Nearly a third of manufacturers in the South East are considering relocation because of regional labour shortages, according to a survey by the Tees Valley Development Company (TVDC). The survey of 200 companies suggests that the North-South divide in the manufacturing industry is beginning to close. Only 13 per cent of northern manufacturers claim the availability of workforce is a major restraint on growth, compared with 29 per cent in the South. In the services sector, traditionally a stronghold in the South East, 19 per cent of companies said they have difficulties finding staff.Neil Etherington, chief executive of the TVDC, said, “Congestion in the south-east labour market is having a profound effect on the rest of the UK. Companies are starting to look at areas where there is the support and willpower to get people back to work.” Firms relocate to fill jobs gapOn 16 Jan 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more