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UK digital & creative job boom to create North West hotspots

According to a study, more than 200,000 jobs are expected to be created in creative and digital industries across the UK within the next five years.

Maximum jobs will be created in North West region of the country, especially in Salford, where British media giants BBC and ITV have migrated.

Salford recorded a 50% growth in job opportunities across the digital and creative sector since 2010, with more than 7,500 people expected to be employed over the next five years.

According to the study, conducted by Oxford Economics, the booming sector is replacing traditional industries when it comes to job creations in regions, which could have otherwise seen significant cuts in employment.

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In Sheffield, more than 2,600 jobs have been created across creative and digital industry so far, which has also helped the region cut its dependency in traditional industries as generators of employment growth.

The report was specially made by the International Festival for Business (IFB 2016) and launched to mark ‘one year out’ from the second UK International Festival for Business.

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