Recruitment in finance set for surge this year

The financial services sector plans to recruit more people in the third
quarter of 2004 than at any time since 1998, new research reveals.

The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey reveals this has helped UK job
prospects achieve a positive ‘net employment outlook’.

Hazel Detsiny, marketing and training director at Manpower, said:
"There’s widespread confidence across UK business sectors. We believe some
of this intention to hire is influenced by a perceived need to employ
additional staff to cope with stricter controls and legislation within the

Separate Manpower research shows 21 per cent of UK employers face skills
shortages. Detsiny believes the recent EU enlargement could provide a wider
labour pool for the UK

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