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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Employment legislation 'should be frozen'

A freeze needs to be implemented on employment legislation in order to boost job creation in the UK, one expert has suggested.

Alistair Cox, chief executive of Hays, said that the private sector is struggling to keep up with the demand form public sector workers who were victims of government spending cuts, and one of the reasons for this is employment red tape.

According to the expert, no further legislation should be brought in this year and the coalition should instead look at how it can contribute to stimulating private sector job creation, including sales recruitment roles.

"We're not seeing significant job creation. The government should stop any additional employment legislation coming in, which is burdensome, and make[s] it less expensive to hire people," Mr Cox explained.

However, the latest Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index has revealed that there is positive jobs growth in the manufacturing sector, with the creation of new roles rising to a record high in February.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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