Graduates looking to get jobs this summer would
do well to get online after it was revealed that employers will
continue to hunt for new
recruits over the next few months.
Although the pace at which companies plan to take on new staff will
slow down compared to the start of the year, students graduating in
June will still have a good chance of finding work.
This is according to a new survey which shows that 13 per cent of
firms are planning to increase the size of their workforce in April
and June - a two per cent drop on the start of the year.
The study, conducted by employment agency Manpower, also revealed
that no major changes had been made to the number of bosses wanting
to take on new staff, despite interest rate hikes.
"The strength of the UK labour market is evidenced by hiring plans
not being dented by recent increases in interest rates, nor in the
face of rises in inflation," said Mark Cahill, managing director of
"We will need to see how any future increases in both interest
rates and inflation forecasts may impact on consumer spending and
filter down to employers, but for now employers remain
Meanwhile, choosing to search for jobs through an online agency has
been revealed as a safe option, with the number of complaints
received by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation last month
said to be "extremely low".
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