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London. With millions of UK tourists flocking to London, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations are having a buoyant effect on retail jobs, which has seen its first increase in nearly a decade.

Figures from the CBI
for the first two weeks of May show that the number of UK jobs in the retail sector has increased 12% compared with a year ago – and this is the first rise since February 2003.

Retailers expect this boom in new  recruitmentto continue over the next month, with retailers planning to recruit more staff compared with a year ago (an increase of 7%). This optimism is expected to continue through the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and over the Olympic and Paralympic Games during the summer.

Judith McKenna, chairwoman of the CBI’s retail survey panel, said: “It’s encouraging to see high-street sales up compared to a year ago, and that business sentiment about the next three months has improved.”

Separately, Reuters reports that Britannia rules the retail sales ahead of UK Jubilee. The British public has an appetite for anything with a Union Jack on it, and people are expected to spend £823m on bunting, paper crowns, tiaras, porcelain corgis and other Jubilee memorabilia.

Reuters quotes British Retail Consortium economist Richard Lim saying: The Jubilee has the potential to create a feel-good factor that lifts consumer confidence and persuades people to put their concerns to one side, even if only temporarily.”

Agency Zone Editor, Karen Dempsey said:

“‘With the UK in celebratory mood – what with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend, and the Olympics on their way at the end of next month – recruiters are beginning to have something to shout about. We’re seeing an increase in retail recruitment, thanks to the buoyant demand created by these unique events – and in Scotland, too, recruitment is enjoying its first boost for some time” Source: Agency Zone.

Millions of UK tourists have flocked to London to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of 60 years since the Queen came to the throne.

EU migrants are competing strongly for jobs in Britain’s bars, restaurants and shops. But employers must be aware that not all Europeans are treated equally when it comes to employment.Get it wrong and you risk a fine of up to £10,000. 

Even though they been members of the European Union since 2007, when it comes to employment Bulgarian and Romanian citizens do not have the same rights as other Europeans, for instance from Poland, Slovakia or other A8 Accession countries.UK work restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian nationals, were extended until the end of 2013 by the British government last November.Bulgarians and Romanians coming to the UK on Yellow Card registration permits can work and study full time on vocational courses such as NVQ or QCF courses in Health and Social Care. See also:

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