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Businesses plan to increase workforces next year

Published: Wednesday, 12 December 2007   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

Over a third of business leaders in the UK say that they are planning to increase their workforces over the next year, according to a report.

The research, which is in the 17th annual UPS Europe Business Monitor, also reveals that 46 per cent of businesses are planning on keeping their workforces at the same levels in the next 12 months.

Jim Barber, managing director of UPS UK and Ireland, told onrec.com: "Following the recent turbulence in the economic climate it is very encouraging to see businesses in the UK and across Europe feeling optimistic, especially in terms of employment outlook."

Businesses across Europe were surveyed for the report and 32 per cent said that a lack of a skilled workforce will be the biggest challenge facing them in the 2008.

The UPS Europe Business Monitor is conducted to find the changing opinions, attitudes and habits of companies across Europe.

UPS was founded in 1907 and is one of the world's biggest package delivery companies.
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