Jobseekers remain optimistic about their job security and career progression prospects, according to the Robert Half Jobs Confidence Index (JCI) released on Monday.
Created in association with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), the Index reports on socio-economic factors influencing confidence in the UK labour market. The research revealed that while the JCI fell in Q4 2022 to stand at 19.9 – down 7.5 points from Q3 2022 (27.4) – it is still up 58.1 points from Q2 2009 during the global financial crisis.
The findings by Robert Half, one of the world’s first and largest specialised talent solutions consultancy, come in light of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s comments on Wednesday that “the economy would no longer enter a technical recession in 2023, based on new forecasts from the independent Office for Budget Responsibility”.
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