Cllr Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council.
Cllr Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council.
Austen Shakespeare

Report claims Sunderland to see 1.2 per cent rise in employment post pandemic

Sunderland is set to see employment rise post-pandemic according to a new study released by accounting firm KPMG.

The report highlights how Covid-19 could permanently change the UK business landscape, with Sunderland listed as one of the cities expected to benefit, with a potential 1.2 per cent rise in employment.

The increase is expected due to businesses adapting to new working environments and shifting to larger business hubs in desirable areas because of increased home working.

Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “Sunderland is undergoing major transformation and it’s no surprise that we are set to see an increase in employment with our changing skyline and continued investment from global brands.

“It has been a difficult 18 months for businesses with Covid-19, but we have not allowed it to halt our progress as a city.”

Councillor Miller continued: “We really believe that our resilience and determination is paying dividends, with the delivery of the UK’s first electric vehicle hub, our Legal & General-backed Riverside Sunderland, Hillthorn Park developments. and much more besides.

“This will all help to drive the North East’s economic recovery post-pandemic and provide thousands of job opportunities for the people of Sunderland.”

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