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Graduates receive encouraging permanent recruitment news

Published: Friday, 22 January 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Graduate job hunters will be encouraged by the news that a fifth of employers are planning on increasing their permanent staff over the coming year, according to results from a new Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) survey.

Another boost was handed to graduates in the form of the result that suggested nine out of ten (94 per cent) of employers are not planning on cutting jobs, as the labour market steadily improves.

REC's January JobsOutlook showed an ongoing increase in employer confidence with one in ten businesses planning to hire staff in the next three months.

Some 75 per cent expect their numbers to remain the same, although they stressed this will not reduce the number of opportunities.

Roger Tweedy, the REC's director of research, said: "The road to full employment will be slow but the trend of increasing employer confidence and a return to hiring is now established.

"We need to avoid any kind of employment legislation that will add to employers' costs and so hinder job opportunities."

Earlier this week in a survey of entrepreneurs 62 per cent said they expected to see a rise in the number of people they employ in the UK, while 38 per cent said they expect their headcount will increase by 10 per cent or more.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19573157-ADNFCR

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