A RECRUITMENT company which has moved into larger offices says job opportunities in Bournemouth have doubled.

Hays has moved into Waverley House on Holdenhurst Road, which will be home to 30 consultants recruiting for professionals in fields including construction, finance, IT, insurance, office support and HR.

James Whicher, director for Hays in Bournemouth, said: “The past year has seen a real surge in confidence in the Dorset market, with double the number of vacancies now available compared to this time last year.

“We’re now seeing high demand for a number of different professionals, and the news of the further £66m government investment in Dorset is set to boost demand further.

“As a result we’re starting to see skill shortages in some areas, and employers are reporting particularly high demand for finance directors, payroll and accounts clerks, software developers and project managers in IT, HR professionals and construction workers.

“The relocation of several large companies to the area is also creating opportunities for local professionals.”