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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

More sustainable jobs 'will enhance confidence in the workplace'

The drop in unemployment rates across the UK has been welcomed, though the government has been urged to try and establish more sustainable jobs.

Phil Flaxton, from Work Wise UK, believes that any decrease in unemployment figures has to be met with a positive attitude, especially when the British economy is still sluggish.

The statistics Mr Flaxton was referring to came courtesy of the Office for National Statistics, which revealed that the employment rate for those aged 16 to 64 in the UK between June and August 2012 stood at 71.3 per cent. This is up by 0.5 per cent on the figure recorded from March to May this year.

However, he pointed out that part of the reason for this good news is that there has also been a rise in the number of people securing part-time jobs where they are often low-paid.

Mr Flaxton elaborated: "Any reduction in unemployment has got to be good but when you scratch beneath that, we've got to just make sure that we're creating jobs that are sustainable where people can have confidence that they are going to be with a particular employer for a number of years."

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Origin: Salespeak News

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