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Friday, 18 May 2012

Part-time work 'a great stepping stone'

Taking on a part-time job can open up many new opportunities and should never be disregarded, one expert has noted.

According to Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, part-time work should not be considered 'second class', and he noted that many people are doing so out of choice.

"It may not be ideal for everyone but it is much better than the alternative of unemployment and benefits. We want as many people contributing to the economy and keeping their skills fresh," he added.

Mr Green said that taking on a part-time job can also be a "stepping stone" to a full-time position that jobseekers really want.

"Workers are increasingly asking their bosses for greater flexibility and we expect this to be a continuing trend in the UK labour market," the expert added.

His comments followed the publication of new data by the Office for National Statistics, which showed a 45,000 drop in UK unemployment and a 118,000 rise in people entering the labour market in the last quarter, with many taking advantage of part-time working options.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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