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How to find job vacancies outside the Black Country area? 

About the job market situation in the wider West Midlands region?


How to find job vacancies outside the Black Country area?

There are lots of places to find out where the current job vacancies are in the rest of the region and the UK:

Connexions

If you are between 13 and 19 years old, or up to 25 years old if you have additional educational needs, you can ask for help from Connexions. 

Connexions works with employers and training providers in their area to advertise and help to recruit for local jobs with training and Apprenticeships.  

Connexions can also help you with applying for work or apprenticeships. For tips about where to look for jobs, completing application forms and writing a CV, visit the Employment section of your local Connexions website or pick up a copy of our Getting a Job booklet from your local Black Country Connexions centre.

Your local Connexions websites can also help you with applying for work or apprenticeships. For tips about where to look for jobs, completing application forms and writing a CV, visit the Employment section of the local websites: www.connexionssandwell.co.uk / www.connexionswalsall.co.uk / www.connexionswolverhampton.co.uk/ http://www.connexionsdudley.org/

Connexions services may advertise their job vacancies online. For examples see neighbouring areas to the Black Country:

Birmingham Connexions

Apprenticeship vacancies can also be found on the National Apprenticeship Vacancy website.

Work-based training vacancies can also be found on an area's local Area Prospectus.

Jobcentre Plus offices

You can call in to your local Jobcentre Plus office or search for job opportunities in any area online.

Local newspapers 

You can search local newspapers online for job vacancies and also check out the news stories about new companies that are planning to open up in the area.

Many local newspapers have both local news and job vacancies online - why not check out what paper covers the area you are thinking about? The newspaper society site has an A to Z of local newspaper sites.

A few neighbouring local papers with sites and jobs include:

The Birmingham Mail

The Birmingham Post

Or for jobs in the whole Midlands area

Recruitment and Employment Agencies

You can call in to local recruitment and Employment agencies in the area you are looking for work or use online recruitment sites such as www.TwitJobSearch.com - .

If you would like to find out more about the job market situation in a particular job sector such as Business, Administration and Finance - check out our Job sector pages.


About the job market situation in the whole of the West Midlands?

Figures such as the number of vacancies and job seekers in a regional area such as the West Midlands are collected officially for the previous month, quarter or year. It's vital, particularly in this current time of economic change, that you get the most up-to-date figures on offer  to get an accurate picture of the job market in the West Midlands. Use the links below to the key official sites of organisations that publish figures as they are released.

Nomis web - is the official labour market statistics site. You will need to follow the link, select Neighbourhood Statistics and then search on the Local Authority area you want to find out more about.

UK National Statistics website - gives access to all UK statistics including figures about the job market and a quarterly local labour market report.

Black Country Observatory website - find out more about statistics and reports in the Black Country area.

West Midlands Regional Observatory website - find out more about statistics, reports and news in the West Midlands region as a whole. Plus find regional skills partnership briefing papers, a monthly West Midland economic update report, and an excellent blog with news items about the job market in the whole region.

 

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