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Job creation sparks need for more cars

JOBS created in the UK throughout the month of May generated the need for 5,500 new company cars, a survey has found.

Corporate monitoring organisation Mandis Information Services said UK employers planned to create 55,000 new jobs during the month and that 10% of posts would qualify for a company car.

Of the 21 broad categories of employer covered by the survey, the retail sector accounts for the largest number of new jobs being generated, at just over 19,000. Leisure is second, with more than 7,000 and support services third at just under 7,000 new jobs.

A spokesman for the firm said: 'Research from which the survey was compiled identified activity leading to the creation of an additional 40,000 jobs resulting from initiatives such as business and technology parks and major redevelopment projects supported by local government and other public agencies.

'Although these will take time to bear fruit, the extent of activity indicated by the research illustrates wider medium term prospects and can be seen as a sign of the economy's vigour in implementing progressive change.'

Mandis said the release of the survey coincides with the launch of its new target-marketing database and sales lead generation facility designed for leasing and other fleet services providers and recruitment agencies. The service supplies information on a daily basis on individual organisations planning new jobs.

Ray Murphy, managing director of Nottingham-based Mandis Information Services, said: 'Our new jobs creation business intelligence facility provides a source of information emerging at a time when plans are likely to be fluid and decisions have yet to be made.

'It is a proactive marketing tool that pinpoints individual employers. When it comes to breaking the ice, nothing beats the possession of fresh knowledge about the organisation you are talking to.'

  • Information on the new service can be obtained by visiting www.mandis.co.uk
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