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Recruitment 'showing encouraging signs'

Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

UK employers are expected to hire more graduates this summer, following falls in recruitment confidence over the previous three quarters, it has been reported.

According to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, a quarterly study of more than 2,100 UK employers, 11 per cent of employers are planning to take on new workers while only five per cent intend to reduce their headcount.

Mark Cahill, managing director for Manpower UK, said the figures revealed a cautious labour market, but one "showing encouraging signs" after months of uncertainty.

He added: "Most UK business sectors are reporting a weakening in confidence over the last 12 months but just two are reporting a notable decrease over the last quarter.

"However, it is too early to say whether these more stable figures will be followed by a wider uplift in business confidence."

Manpower UK claims to focus upon "raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction, enabling customers to concentrate on their core business".

The firm has a network of over 300 offices, with parent company Manpower Inc having a global network of 4,400 offices in 80 countries.

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