Drapers and Fashion United advertise rising recruitment needs

The following round-up of Drapers and Fashion United’s job advertisement numbers from Friday 8th April. Drapers After a substantial dip the previous week, there were over 200 net more jobs advertised through Drapers on 8th April bringing the number up to 1,858 advertised.   The largest single category was for design roles with 250 advertisements.  This … More Drapers and Fashion United advertise rising recruitment needs

Fashion and textiles manufacturing employment surges in q4 2015

Using the Office for National Statistics Labour Force Survey measure, the end of 2015 saw UK fashion and textiles manufacturing employment surge to 138,000, the highest level seen this decade as large increases in apparel manufacturing employment drove growth. Indeed, apparel manufacturing employment that had stood at 37,000 people at the start of the decade … More Fashion and textiles manufacturing employment surges in q4 2015

Fashion manufacturing employment slightly down in q3 2015

The Office for National Statistics have recently reported fashion and textiles manufacturing employment fell slightly during the 3rd quarter of 2015 from the peaks on q1 and q2 to currently stand at 126,000.  However, this figure is higher than the corresponding quarter in 2014 and before 2015. The data shows how wearing apparel employment continues … More Fashion manufacturing employment slightly down in q3 2015

EEF q4 2015 survey predicts gloomy short-term outlook for wider UK manufacturing

Today the EEF published the findings of its q4 2015 manufacturer’s survey and made for poor reading. Falls in both output and orders has been recorded for the third successive quarter with investment and employment intentions by employers downgraded as weak global demand and a strong pound impact on export orders. The EEF also predicts … More EEF q4 2015 survey predicts gloomy short-term outlook for wider UK manufacturing

Latest Job Seekers Allowance figures show positive signs but skills shortages potentially becoming more acute

A common theme from much contemporary research and employer sentiment within the sector has been the shortage of skills available to employers looking to recruit. Whilst these figures reflect positively in terms of the economic environment the sector is in with employment levels increasing and industry sentiment up, the lack of available staffing is preventing … More Latest Job Seekers Allowance figures show positive signs but skills shortages potentially becoming more acute

Sustained job growth reported in UK fashion and textiles manufacturing industry

Good news from the ONS shows the fashion and textiles manufacturing sector in q2 2015 added another 1,000 jobs on the q1 figures using their labour force survey measure (survey based which includes self-employment and is one of a variety of measures for employment in the sector.) This brings the employment rate in the sector … More Sustained job growth reported in UK fashion and textiles manufacturing industry

Can schools provide the next generation of fashion and textiles employees?

With the fashion and textiles manufacturing sector experiencing positive sentiment and economic data, firms looking to expand. As evidenced by the recent Alliance report, the sector could require 20,000 additional staff by 2020.   This is against a backdrop of an ageing workforce which will requiring replacing. Additionally, these staff have acquired a high level of … More Can schools provide the next generation of fashion and textiles employees?

ONS Report a Large Surge in Fashion and Textiles Manufacturing Employment

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics Labour Force Survey (LFS) measure (based on survey respondents rather than business records that other sources commonly use but remains a good indicator of sentiment and the measure used by government for employment statistics) confirms that March 2015 saw a rise in employment to 116,000, a … More ONS Report a Large Surge in Fashion and Textiles Manufacturing Employment