Jobs boost from Hull’s culture status

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Published: Tuesday 16th December 2014 by The News Editor

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As many as 3,000 jobs could be created in the region as part of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017, research suggests.

Experts from the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research claim that the growth rate for creative jobs in Yorkshire – such as dancers, actors, authors and artists – will surpass London’s by 2022.

They made the prediction using statistics from labour market research in an online database.

Martin Green, head of the firm organising the 2017 celebrations, said the findings were a sign the event would be more than “just a big party”.

He added that the UK City of Culture honour should spur on the creation of jobs in Hull.

And the 2017 City of Culture status is expected to generate £60 million for the local economy and research has already suggested art is having a positive impact on Hull.

A survey carried out by the firm behind the Freedom Festival, which took place earlier this year, indicated it generated around £3.5 million for the economy.

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Published: Tuesday 16th December 2014 by The News Editor

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