Caremark's growth leads to increase in employment

Domiciliary care franchise Caremark reports that it achieved a 70 per cent increase in care workers joining the network between January and May of this year. The increased staffing levels reflect the continued growth of the Caremark network and the increased availability of quality staff due to rising unemployment levels.

"Our recruitment drive is a direct result of Caremark winning new business and building on its already excellent reputation," reported Caremark National Operations Manager Sean Cragg (pictured, inset). "As well as an increase in care staff we have also seen a steady growth in the number of office-based staff across the network, taking our number of employees to approximately 1,000. As our business continues to go from strength to strength we seem to be benefiting from the current climate, as we seem to be able to recruit a much higher calibre of staff."

Since May Caremark has recruited an additional five new franchise owners, which will lead to a total of 49 offices nationwide. Each of these new offices will eventually lead to a substantial rise in employment in these areas. The company reports that it is on track for achieving national coverage in 2009 which will create further employment across the country.

Managing Director Kevin Lewis added: "Domiciliary care has grown significantly over the last few years and the social care industry is set to increase to £30 billion by the late 2020s."