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SMEs could provide graduate job boost
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Sales and recruitment
Recent university leavers looking for graduate jobs in sales and recruitment may be interested to hear that view of a leading venture capitalist who has claimed that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will help the UK out of recession.
Julie Meyer, a 'dragon' on the BBC's online edition of Dragon's Den, said that more and more individuals are moving to SMEs because the high-growth companies in the sector create over 54 per cent of new jobs.
She added: "As a lot of large companies have been laying off staff and so forth, there has been a lot of growth in the SME sector and a lot of people are setting themselves up in business as well.
"There is a direct correlation between SMEs and economic growth and the creation of new jobs and all other things that we're trying to engineer."
Ms Meyer was speaking in response to a prediction by Barclays that SMEs plan to create two million new jobs over the next 12 months and forecast a realistic annual growth rate of 8.5 per cent.
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