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SMEs set to offer more graduate jobs this summer

Published: Tuesday, 14 June 2011   Category: Employer News

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are set to offer more graduate jobs this summer, according to a new report.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, which asks over 2,000 employers for their hiring plans over the coming quarter, has revealed that smaller firms expect to create eight per cent more jobs in the third quarter.

Mark Cahill, the UK managing director of Manpower, claimed that "small is beautiful" when it comes to job vacancies this summer.

He said: "Candidates sometimes assume that bigger is better when it comes to employers, but these statistics clearly point to the opposite.

"SMEs were among the first to shed jobs during the recession, but we're now seeing them build their workforce again and becoming an increasingly important source of job creation in the UK."

Overall, UK firms plan to create a further three per cent more jobs in the third quarter.

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