For the first time since the economic downturn, the majority of employers now say they expect to take on extra staff within the next 12 months.
The Confederation of British Industry said job prospects are ‘on the up’ amid clear signs that the recovery ‘has finally taken hold.’ The news follows the recent statement by the Bank of England’s governor, Mark Carney, that ‘for the first time in a long time, you don’t have to be an optimist to see the glass as half full.’
Around 325 private-sector firms of all sizes were asked by the CBI whether they think their workforce will be larger, smaller or the same size at the end of 2014. The report, published today, found 51 per cent plan to hire more workers, a landmark moment for a workforce which has suffered redundancies and recruitment freezes for several years.
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