Job Market Watch – Sept 28 2009

A survey done in mid-2009 with 2,100 UK employers by the recruitment expert Manpower discovered that 80% of employers expected no change in staff numbers for the next three months, while 9% expected to actively increase staff. This boosted the UK’s net employment forecast up to -2 for the fourth quarter of 2009, being at -6 in the third quarter. The numbers gauge the balance of employers’ intention to acquiring to releasing staff.

Employers are reportedly turning to more experienced candidates, reinforcing evidence that the young are suffering greatly during this recession.

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