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Graduate job hunters boosted by CEO optimism
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
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A survey of leading chief executives (CEOs) has shown that 63 per cent believe the economy will recover in 2010 which should fill graduate job hunters with optimism about an increase in employment opportunities.
The 13th annual PricewaterhouseCoopers poll showed that 42 per cent of CEOs plan to increase their headcount in the next 12 months which could potentially provide graduates with jobs.
Around 30 per cent of business leaders say they plan to keep their headcount the same - a positive statement for a CEO to make in recession.
Ian Powell, UK chairman and senior partner at the firm, said: "It is encouraging to see that UK CEOs are beginning, if somewhat cautiously, to prepare for an upturn.
"The upturn in employment prospects will be widely welcomed but this news must be tempered given that the bounce-back may be a response to employment cuts made in the UK over the last 12 months."
It was revealed this week that graduates who left university with a masters degree fared better in the early parts of the recession than those who left after their first degree.