Recruiting For Building Jobs In The North East

For decades the complaint has been that it is only the South (most especially the South East) of England that is actually growing. It’s most certainly true that the decline of manufacturing industry hit the North very hard (although it’s worth remembering that at the beginning of the last century the poorest places in England were considered to be Somerset and Dorset as they’d missed out on the industrial revolution and remained rural) and of course the decline of the major source of employment in an area will have an effect upon housing and thus construction jobs.

As an example of quite how bad this situation became the Pathfinder scheme has been most instructive. Quite seriously various politicians have proposed that hundreds of thousands of houses across the north should be knocked down. This is rather than restoration or regeneration you understand. Instead houses should be built around London, where the demand and the jobs are. Quite why they thought this is unknown, that they didn’t think all that far is shown by two things.

One that has really caught these planners on the hop is that the houses they want to knock down are now worth, on the open market, vastly more than they were: it appears that people really actually rather would like to live in them. The second is that they entirely missed the impact of the internet. At the same time as their colleagues were insisting that there should be a plan for broadband rollout across the country, the housing planners failed to note that this would mean that everyone didn’t have to live in the South East. We believe this is something to do with the much vaunted joined up government we were promised.

What this actually means for building jobs in the North East is that there’s something of a boom in recruiting for them. The rises in house prices have been moving north, the land available to build upon in the South is an ever shrinking resource and the changes in technology mean that many can live and work in the North East as easily as they can anywhere else.

Of course, the experts at Talisman can provide a much more detailed set of reasons than this thumbnail sketch, after all, they are the construction industry recruitment specialists right across the country. Then one thing that does come through from their internal communications though is that the boom, previously reserved to the South, is moving countrywide and has now reached the North East.