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Graduates handed boost by Scottish firms' intentions to recruit
Monday, 08 February 2010
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An annual labour market survey of Scotland's financial service firms by recruitment agency Joslin Rowe showed that more than half of companies intend to increase 2010 headcount by up to ten per cent.
Graduates hoping to find employment in the financial services sector could find their chances of employment boosted by this news, as well as the release of a figure that showed 73 per cent of respondents were either 'optimistic' or 'very optimistic' about the next year.
Some 52 per cent surveyed said they expected to raise headcount in 2010, with the median rise in staff numbers thought to be up by around five to ten per cent.
Writing in the report, Jeremy Peat, director of the David Hume Institute, said: "After such a tough couple of years it is remarkable that as many as 73 per cent of respondents are optimistic about the year ahead and an amazingly minute three per cent pessimistic.
"It is equally surprising - and encouraging - that just over half the respondents expect to increase their headcount this year, due to business growth no less."