EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Construction
42.1 - Construction of roads and railways

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-03-2014
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 18-03-2014
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2014
Planned Job Creation: 600

Additional Information

Construction and engineering company WSP has announced that it will recruit 600 additional workers by the end of 2014. The new roles will be based within the company’s rail, road and residential businesses. 

The company announced growth as a result of work on the Crossrail project and the London Bridge station upgrade as well as an expansion in its residential sector.  The company is heavily focused on recruitment and retention.  The move to increase staff numbers in the UK forms part of a global move to recruit an additional 5,000 employees worldwide in the next 2 years.