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Graduates could be boosted by new jobs
Monday, 19 November 2007
A new report shows that the number of jobs created last month in the UK was 31 per cent higher in the same period last year, which could be good news for graduates looking to start their careers.
The figures, compiled for the Job Creation Index (JCI), showed that 45,614 jobs were created in September for all of the 21 main industry sectors in the UK.
Rene Schuster, CEO of the Adecco Group in UK and Ireland, said: "Job creation for all industries and in particular for finance and banking was surprisingly robust given the credit crunch and the Northern Rock situation. As we reach the end of the year, recruitment in most sectors is looking healthy and in finance the major banks are reasonably positive about recruitment levels in to 2008."
The research shows that numerous jobs were created for the health and social care sector, partly due to the NHS' investment in 3,700 psychological therapists.
The print and construction sectors also performed well in the index.