Secretarial Jobs Board

Small firms hiring more staff

08/08/2014

Small businesses are increasing recruitment at the fastest rate since 1998, according to the CBI SME Trends Survey.
 
The survey of more than 500 SME business leaders reveals 34% increased their headcount in the three months leading up to July. Only 9% said it has decreased. This is driven by optimism about the wider economy.

Almost one-third (31%) of SME employers feel more confident about their business' economic position, while only 11% are less optimistic than three months previously.

The manufacturing SME sector was particularly strong in the second quarter of 2014. This was largely driven by a rise in domestic orders.


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