Confidence rising on jobs front


jobs confidence

Confidence on the jobs front has improved amid falling unemployment and increasing numbers in work, according to a study.

A survey of 4,000 people in England for the National Careers Service found the most confidence in London, the South West and the East Midlands, with little change in the West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber.

The study also found that three out of five people believed it would take them less than six months to get another job if they were made redundant.

Joe Billington, director of the National Careers Service, said: "W hile an increase in confidence is a really positive sign, the right advice is important in helping to secure job interviews and get into work.
"Our research shows that people need more support to be able to seize career opportunities, particularly those looking for work."

Skills minister Matthew Hancock said: "It's great to see that the nation's job confidence has increased in the last three months, matching economic growth. It is also good to know that more and more people are seeking out work experience as we know that this is a good way to access and understand careers.

"There are already a record number of jobs in the UK and while many challenges remain, these figures show the plan is working."

© 2013 Press Association