East Yorkshire jobs landscape changing

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Published: Wednesday 11th March 2015 by The News Editor

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The digital age is reshaping the jobs market in East Yorkshire, according to a new report.

The study by PwC shows that across the region, over 5% of workers have job titles which didn’t exist 25 years ago.

This, the report concludes, is largely down to the increasing importance of the digital sector in industry.

Ian Morrison, PwC’s Yorkshire and North East regional leader, says Yorkshire has benefited from the digital revolution in a number of ways. Employment and skills are up over the last few years with the trend expected to pick up even more over the coming decade.

He highlights schemes such as Leeds Digital Hub and Tech North as examples of good practice in wider Yorkshire.

The report, which was prepared in association with Dr Carl Benedikt Frey of the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University, shows how the UK workforce is moving further towards highly-skilled professional and technical roles, which is linked to improved economies in major UK regions and cities in the UK.

But Mr Morrison warns there needs to be more investment to continue this upward trend in the industry.

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Published: Wednesday 11th March 2015 by The News Editor

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