Published on May 14th, 2012 | by Amy Edwards0
New study reports positive jobs outlook
By Amy @BubbleJobs
Here at Bubble we’re fed up with hearing negative news regarding the jobs market – that’s why it was a nice surprise to walk into work this morning to find some positive jobs-related news – hurrah!
A new survey of 1000 employers has shown a positive difference between the number of companies planning to take on staff and the number of companies planning to make cuts in the three months to June – that’s the first time in more than a year that the jobs outlook has turned positive.
Despite the welcome news, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (the company that conducted the study) has warned employers not to get too excited and to think about their medium-term prospects instead.
They reported the new positive outlook was driven by a decrease in the number of companies looking to make redundancies, rather than an increase in those looking to take on new staff.
The study also highlighted contradictory feelings when it comes to off-shoring work. Although the number of companies looking to switch work overseas in the next year has increased from 6% to 8%, more than a quarter of the companies that have off-shored work in the past are now looking to bring work back to the UK.
The results of the study come just a few days before the next lot of unemployment figures are due out on Wednesday. The prediction? Prepare yourself for more bad news! The Centre for Economics and Business Research has estimated that unemployment figures will continue to rise over the next five years for all parts of the UK, except for the East of England, the South East of England and London.