Recent reports say the future for the jobs market is looking bleak, especially in the North where businesses are supposedly not hiring. Despite this news, Google Partner Search Laboratory, the Leeds-based multilingual search marketing company, is defying the trend and continuing its expansion in line with the increased demand for its online marketing services.

Search Laboratory has taken on 10 new staff this month and is taking on new business as more companies realise the value of search as part of the digital marketing mix. In addition to the 10 new positions just filled, Search Laboratory has 5 further vacancies including recruitment for linguists who carry out their essential multilingual link building (SEO) work. Recruitment at Search Laboratory is set to continue in Leeds with at least four new jobs being created each month moving forward.

Annette Rutherford-Thompson MREC, Jobs Team Manager of Leeds Metropolitan University comments; “Leeds Metropolitan University Jobs Team is working alongside Search Laboratory Ltd promoting their graduate vacancies via our on-line portal, and assisting Search Laboratory with their staffing needs to develop business growth… the northern business economy is not looking bleak in our opinion”.
The Company now has over 65 employees and is breaking records for revenue month on month. It’s apparent that not all agencies are struggling in the current climate.

Search Laboratory’s Ian Harris, CEO commented “Growth within the business is accelerating faster than we had anticipated. Word of mouth referrals continue to generate the majority of our new business. More and more companies are deciding to harness the power of paid and natural search. Once they see positive ROI, they realise that successes they have had in the UK can be replicated in overseas markets too. Increased demand for multilingual SEO work is creating new jobs in Yorkshire.”

Additional Notes for Editors

Search Laboratory Ltd specialises in multilingual search marketing including: Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Online PR, Social Media and Analytics. The company was established in 2005 and has more than doubled its turnover in the last three years. Search Laboratory has expanded rapidly in the last six months; employing 60 members of staff between it Leeds HQ and London office. Their clients include major high street fashion brands and global B2B technology giants. Search Laboratory recently won Best Employer award with Best Business awards and has been shortlisted for Exporter of the Year award with The Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business awards.

If you would like more information (or accompanying images for this story) please contact:
Sasha Hanau
Marketing Executive
Search Laboratory Ltd
T: +44 (0) 113 212 1211
Tweet: @sashahanau or @searchlabs

Published on: 4:59PM on 20th September 2011