Belfast Telegraph

Tourism, catering and design tipped to create most jobs in 2017

Design, tourism and catering are among the industries expected to create the most jobs this year, a report has said.

Research by job site CV-Library suggested there will also be an increase in the legal profession, agriculture, automotive and social care.

Manufacturing, marketing and education make up the rest of the top 10 sectors tipped for the most employment growth.

Lee Biggins, managing director of CV-Library, said: "Applications are up, and this figure will inevitably rise this month as candidates embark on a fresh start in their careers.

"These sectors are some of the UK's core industries and key drivers behind our economy, so it's fantastic that there are some great job opportunities for candidates."

Another study found that one in five workers is looking for a new job.

A survey of 3,000 workers by software firm Peakon revealed that one in 10 were looking to move to a new job by the summer.

Spokesman Dan Rogers said: "There is far more confidence in the UK economy than many had anticipated towards the latter stages of last year, and people feel comfortable enough to start actively looking for a new employer.

"UK workers have clearly spent some part of the Christmas break considering their options and many have decided on a fresh challenge in the new year.

"It's crucial that employers are aware that in January they are at huge risk of losing key performers."