EMPLOYMENT SURVEY REVEALS THE EAST’S EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK HAS ALMOST DOUBLED SINCE LAST QUARTER
- Employment outlook measure is +11 per cent for the eastern region, up five points
- High volumes of temporary opportunities
- More European workers leaving the UK
A NEW survey has revealed that employers in the east of England are the most confident of all the regions.
The survey is based on responses from 2,100 UK employers. It asks whether employers intend to hire additional workers or reduce the size of their workforce in the coming quarter. It is the most comprehensive, forward-looking employment survey of its kind and is used as a key economic statistic by both the Bank of England and the UK government.
Simon Edwards, operations director for Manpower UK said, “After a slight dip in confidence last quarter, it is great to see the East regain its status as being the most confident about hiring in the UK. There has been steady job creation in the region, with Addison Lee and Alltech creating hundreds of opportunities, for instance. In addition, we have seen a change in the types of jobs on offer, with huge growth in temporary opportunities regionally – more so than permanent ones. Alongside this, we have also seen more individuals looking to leave full-time management positions and take up flexible roles with fewer responsibilities and a better work life balance.”