Colchester's job market has been described as one of the biggest boom areas in the East of England.
The number of people on jobseeker’s allowance in the borough has hit a six-year low.
Dave Anthony, customer service operations manager at Colchester Jobcentre, said an extra 96 employers signed up to its Jobmatch system last month.
Mr Anthony said: “Colchester is one of the biggest boom areas in the East of England.
Mel Carpenter, sales director at SVC Recruitment, in Wiston Road, Nayland, said: “Employers were reticent about taking on permanent staff, but now I think the confidence is there and there are really positive vibes.”
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