ALDI, Habitat and Argos all have vacancies as the city economy continues to perform well.

Although much of the traditional Christmas recruitment has been completed, Aldi and Habitat have recently opened new stores in the city.

Both care and construction sectors also have a continuing ongoing need for staff.

Steve Benwell, relationship manager at the Department for Work and Pensions based in Brighton, estimates there are at least 100 vacancies at the moment.

He said: “The jobs market continues to look very healthy indeed.

“I am delighted that month by month we can continue to report positive news.

“It’s all very positive for the city and I hope that this will continue.

“The labour market remains buoyant with small businesses in particular recruiting.

“Key sectors include creative and digital and the jobcentre has training available to help prepare people for careers in this sector.

“Hospitality, call centre, construction and care work are also available.

“A great deal of work is going on to provide help when needed.

“The jobcentre is playing a key role in supporting construction employers, for example.

“We have set up a very successful initiative to help supply unemployed people with construction cards to enable them to take up positions in this sector.”

There are 4635 people on the claimant count in the city, 815 aged 18-24

The number of young people on the claimant count has almost halved since 2010, and overall the numbers have fallen by 25 per cent in the same period.

The youth unemployment rate in Brighton is lower than the south-east rate and 1.3 per cent lower than the national rate.

Mr Benwell said: “On the other hand, the percentage of over 50s on the claimant count in Brighton and Hove is higher than either the south-east or national rate.

“This is an area that we will be focusing on in the coming months, looking at the skills that people need to get back into the labour market and seeing what particular challenges those over 50 face when looking for work.”

In tandem with the national campaign, Brighton and Hove jobcentres are working with employers to gain their commitment to supporting disabled applicants into work.

More than 200 employers have signed up to Disability Confident.

Brighton Housing Trust is one of the latest organisations to demonstrate its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and retention.

Nationally, 33.21million people are in work, 350,000 more than a year earlier.