Posted by: the3rdi | January 19, 2010

CDG reveals growth in successful job outcomes for long term unemployed in 2009

Welfare to work charity Careers Development Group (CDG) has voiced its
optimism at improving trends in the labour market, revealing 7% growth
in its job outcomes for the long term unemployed in the period between
January and October 2009. This follows on today’s announcement by the
Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) of a fifth month of
higher staff appointments, and early indications point to the trend
continuing through November and December.

The REC’s Report on Jobs revealed the sharpest acceleration in the
growth of permanent placements since July 2007 and cited a further
increase in permanent staff salaries as signs that the recovery is
quickening. Temporary and contract staff billings have also risen at the
sharpest pace for two and a half years, it says.

CDG chief executive Roy O’Shaughnessy said: “Our figures reflect those
announced by the REC today but more significantly relate to those
unemployed for longer than six months, for whom finding work has proved
a significant challenge. Last year we supported more than 26,000 people
on their journey towards sustainable employment, which, considering the
current climate, is a figure we feel proud of. We hope to see a knock-on
effect in employer confidence and that these promising figures can
stimulate the market on a wider scale in 2010.”

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