Employers still plan to recruit despite terrorism

Employer
confidence has not been as damaged by the events of 11 September as many
experts predicted.

The
majority of UK employers are still expecting to take on staff in the fourth
quarter of 2001, research by Manpower reveals.

Of
the 201 organisations re-contacted by Manpower to judge the effects of the
terrorist attack on business confidence, only 5 per cent had changed their
prediction that employment prospects remain steady.

The
proportion of employers expecting to increase staff fell by just 1 per cent
from 20 to 19.

This
comes in the light of recent talk of a global slowdown and recession, and in
contrast to a recent Mori poll showing that consumer confidence on the high
street is down.

By Phil Boucher

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