cuts may see graduate recruitment shortfall outside of the south
A new report from The Work Foundation
indicates that the government cuts in the public sector may lead to
a ‘brain drain’ amongst businesses outside the south east of
England as graduates move south to ensure they get the best chance
of landing a graduate job.
A large proportion of graduates are employed
in the public sector particularly in the north and in the midlands
and the proposed cuts to public sector by the coalition government
will see a fall in positions available to graduates and with
graduate unemployment currently at its highest in the last fifteen
years many graduates could choose to leave the cities in the north
and midlands of England and maximise their job opportunities by
moving to the south east.
The government cuts may also impact on
graduate recruitment for the private sector as any large
movement of graduates towards the south east could leave businesses
struggling with a shortage of skilled educated graduates.
Jonathan Wright one of the main authors of the
report called for the government to step in and “develop strategies
aimed at integrating the highly skilled into local private sector
jobs.” There have been recent signs that the job market is
improving with January seeing an increase in permanently placed
employees so perhaps with close work with recruitment
agencies the private sector may be able to fill some of the
void left by the public sector job cuts.
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