A recent study suggests there aren’t enough high paid jobs in Brighton and Hove, meaning people are having to commute elsewhere to work each day. Statistics show this results in a decline in the percentage of people in Brighton and Hove on a daily basis. There is a serious lack of high paying jobs in the Brighton area, meaning more people leave the city rather than coming into it for work.
What the results show is that there are simply not enough jobs that pay well in Brighton, and with the commute to London being pretty short on average, more people are travelling up to London for their jobs as the wages are much higher. For example a Marketing Executive in Brighton will earn a significantly lower amount than a Marketing Executive with a similar firm in London. Another problem is that Brighton is a relatively small city by comparison.
Ultimately wages need to improve in Brighton. Companies that pay higher wages need to be offered ways of expanding their businesses. The lower paying sectors need to register for the Living Wage scheme. “The Living Wage Foundation supports, recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by Living Wage Employers in the UK.” (quote taken from the Living Wage website)
The survey results clearly show there is a shortage of jobs across the board in Brighton, and that the wages for jobs are significantly lower than other parts of the south east and the country as a whole. Ultimately, Brighton is a coastal city; they always seem to struggle for job opportunities and workers as there are fewer ways into the area than other more central cities across the country.