The number of jobs in the UK construction industry climbed during May 2011, it has been revealed.
Figures from Markit Economics and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), which may interest those hoping to find work in London, showed employment in the sector rose slightly following ten months of declines.
In addition, confidence in the industry is growing, with business prospects expected to improve in the future.
According to the report, strong growth in new orders drove the purchasing managers' index up from 53.3 in April to 54 in May, with any figure above 50 indicative of growth.
CIPS chief executive David Noble explained that it is not yet clear whether "a marked expansion of commercial projects will help to replace what has been lost elsewhere in the coming months", but added it has caused "a small improvement in confidence".
Further jobs could be created through the government's Green Deal scheme, with Federation of Master Builders director of external affairs Brian Berry predicting the initiative will create high levels of demand for skilled professionals.
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