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Graduate job prospects up as new government boosts employer confidence

Published: Friday, 18 June 2010   Category: Employer News

Prospects for graduate job seekers have improved yet again as confidence returns to the UK economy.

According to the latest study undertaken by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), around one in three of those employers polled said that they expect to take on more temporary workers over the next 12 months.

At the same time, a significant proportion stated that improving economic prospects mean that they are more likely to take on permanent staff over the next few months, though many noted that they are unlikely to step up their recruitment efforts until the autumn at the earliest.

Commenting on the figures, REC director of research Roger Tweedy explained that a mixture of politics and economics is helping to boost employer confidence.

"There are increasingly positive signs of a gradual upturn in employers' hiring intentions, probably linked to greater post-election stability and a feeling that a Conservative government is likely to be best for future job creation," he said.

At the same time, the REC has called on the government and employers to work together to help Britain's youngest job-seekers, including those after graduate jobs.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19847085-ADNFCR

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