As we all know, the employment status in our region has been a stuttering one since the financial slump with it proving difficult to find a job in the face of serious competition for each and every role. However, recent reports have suggested that jobs in North Wales could be on the rise again as the economy stabilises nationwide.

With plenty of opportunities now opening up in the market, NorthWales.com has compiled some of the upcoming availabilities for jobs in the area.

Wylfa Newydd – Anglesey

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After plenty of consternation by planners, this ambitious project looks almost certain to go ahead after the  council gave it the green light to go ahead.

A nuclear power station in Angelsey which will provide energy to plenty of households, with hundreds of jobs being created during the build and afterwards. The company behind the project, will most likely be hiring locally so it could be a great opportunity for anyone within the field.

Super Prison – Wrexham

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Much like Wylfa, the new proposed super prison in Wrexham received some concerned feedback from locals and conservationists but after the council ruled in its favour, the project is looking likely to go ahead.

There will be many opportunities for those in construction to apply for the build whilst there will be 750 jobs after its completion promoted in a region which had had its ups and downs since the recession.

Surf Snowdonia – Snowdonia

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There’s been a lot less objection to this project and it’s easy to see why as it is bound to bring more of an allure to the region for tourists. Snowdonia has plenty to offer any visitors as it is but now, it looks as the extreme sports crowd could be trading their hula skirts for wetsuits.

Using the pioneering Wavegarden technology, this ambitious venture has previously had pilot runs in Barcelona and with work set to be completed this year, there will be 60 positions available after this artificial surfboarding destination is built.

Northern Gateway/Enterprise – Deeside

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One of the most high-profile developments in the employment landscape of North Wales in recent memory, this ambitious project has been described as “the golden opportunity” by analysts.

Once the epicentre for all things manufacturing, our region has stumbled to a crawl in terms of manufacturing over the years but thanks to this project set to go down a storm in Deeside, the regeneration looks to continue.

Offices, warehouses, leisure facilities and work spaces are proposed to be built on a currently barren land which all points towards an outstanding estimate of 1000 jobs being created across many sectors. This is definitely a story to watch for the future.

 

In Brief…

  • Moneypenny telecommunications are looking to create 100 jobs over the coming year
  • Help to Buy scheme set to offer thousands more job opportunites for this construction throughout 2014.
  • Hickory’s restaurant in Rhos-on-Sea is set to create 60 jobs.
  • Sainsbury’s to open in Llangollen for 2015, opening up an initial 130 jobs.
  • Burger King in Wrexham which opened in December offers 25 jobs.
  • 50 jobs available in Blaenau Ffestiniog after zip wire expansion.

“anglesey power station” by www.flickr.com/photos/ganmed64, “surfing” by www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird

License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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