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Businesses through the dark and may start recruiting

Published: Tuesday, 12 January 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Many businesses may have already made it through the toughest times and could be preparing to recruit those hunting for graduate jobs in the near future, it has been stated.

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that unemployment levels were at their lowest since the spring of 2008, while the number of Jobseeker's Allowance provisions also decreased.

Phil Flaxton, chief executive at Work Wise, a not-for-profit initiative, said: "The fact that there is going to be a general election in five months' time and a lot of businesses now have gone through the pain barrier in terms of restructuring their borrowing and their overheads, will generally lead to companies seeming more optimistic.

"They would either want to retain staff or take new staff on."

He added that the country's innovative nature is another reason to be optimistic that the recovery will continue and jobs may become available.

Meanwhile, the latest data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation highlighted a fifth successful month where staff appointments have increased.

Furthermore, the number of candidates available to fill vacancies improved.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19553571-ADNFCR

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