City top for office jobs

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Sheffield has more vacancies for office support workers than any other location outside of London, according to recruiters Hays Office Support.

Hays says competition for office support jobs is hotting up and the majority of employers saying they will require office support workers with a greater variety of skills in the future.

Managing director Geoff Sims said: “Organisations find themselves swamped by applications for these kinds of roles, as many jobseekers often think they do not require a high level of expertise.

“But, to remain attractive, office support workers have to keep their skills in tip-top shape and stand out to potential employers.”

Mr Sims says three out of four employers report an increase in people who are ‘over-qualified’ applying for positions.

“In Sheffield, office support workers and office managers have the scope for more responsibility and a wider variety of work,” he adds.