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Public sector jobs on the rise, says survey

Published: Wednesday, 01 April 2009   Category: Public sector

Those looking for graduate jobs in the current economic climate may be interested in the comments of a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) representative who has said that the public sector is defying the recession.

A new survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers showed that financial sectors are seeing a drop in employment, with figures at their lowest since June 1993.

But the public sector, which includes teachers, remains strong, seeing a rise in jobs, according to Gerwyn Davies, governmental policy adviser for the CIPD.

She said that self-employment has increased, and added: "We are also seeing public sector employment going up. We are seeing evidence that the likes of the City workers are becoming interested in professions in the public sector such as teaching."

The Training and Development Agency for Schools recently said that there would always be a need for maths and science teachers, providing hope for graduates looking for recruitment in the sector.


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