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Nottingham-based recruitment specialist Frontline is hailing a significant rise in the number of jobs being created in the building and construction industry as a sign the economy is strengthening.

One in ten of Frontline”s new clients are now from the building and construction industry – a figure that is continuing to climb. 

The encouraging figures are backed up by the latest research into the construction sector from the ONS, which claimed that output rose by 4 per cent in August 2013 compared to same month last year. 

Tony Wilmot, director of Frontline Recruitment, said: “We”ve seen a healthy rise in demand for staff from the building and construction sector, which is fantastic. 

“The industry was badly affected by the recession, so to see such a positive result in the number of companies looking to increase their staff numbers within the sector is very good news indeed – it”s a positive indicator that the economy is stabilising and rebuilding.” 

According to the ONS statistics, new house-building work was the main contributor to the growth in output, having experienced a 1.6% rise since July. 

Wilmot added: “It”s a great sign that new builds are becoming profitable and in demand once more. We”re really pleased that companies from the construction industry are coming to Frontline to secure more staff for their new developments.” 

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