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UK graduates set to benefit from more job opportunities

Published: Thursday, 05 July 2007   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

A new forecast on likely employment opportunities in the UK for the rest of 2007 has shown that new UK graduates can expect to be flooded with opportunities and extra benefits.

The midway point in the year traditionally sees the opening of the UK graduate job hunt, as people across the land begin to consider their long-term career plans following the completion of their studies.

Now, a survey of more than 200 top UK hiring mangers by Harris Interactive, found that a stable economy had seen just under half already add to their staffing levels in the opening six months of the year. Asked about their plans for the rest of 2007, 26 per cent of those questioned stated they would be adding more new staff to their books in the second half of the year than the first, while just ten per cent expected to hire no new staff at all during the rest of the year.

A further 45 per cent of respondents to the survey added that they would be increasing pay levels in the second half of the year.

"Job growth is predicted to continue at a cautiously stable pace through the end of 2007," said Dave Smith, managing director of CareerBuilder.co.uk, who commissioned the study.

"The UK workforce can also expect to see employers become more creative in their recruitment and retention efforts, evident in higher salaries, increased training and more flexible work cultures," added Mr Smith.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18202273-ADNFCR

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