The human resources body, the CIPD, report that about 56% of 2,000 firms surveyed planned to hire in the first three months of 2021. This was the first positive signs for employment prospects it had seen in a year. The sectors with the strongest hiring intentions include healthcare, finance and insurance, education and ICT.
“Our findings suggest that unemployment may be close to peak and may even undershoot official forecasts, especially given the reported fall in the supply of overseas workers,” said Gerwyn Davies from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which carried out the survey with recruitment firm Adecco.
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