Britain’s jobs outlook is the bleakest in Europe, according to a survey of 1,300 UK employers by recruitment firm Manpower.
The survey showed only 49% of employers expect their hiring to return to pre-pandemic levels within the next 12 months. Meanwhile, London’s outlook for the first quarter of 2021 is at an all-time low.
Mark Cahill, managing director of Manpower Group UK, said the upturns in some areas gave “reasons to be cheerful as we head into 2021”.
“However, despite this positive trajectory, the UK remains the least optimistic in Europe, with continued uncertainty over Brexit and the effects of a second COVID-19 wave still looming large.”