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March 2, 2009

UK manufacturing could see 140,000 job cuts

UK manufacturing sector could see 140,000 job cuts in the year because of the economic downturn, the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) said on Monday.

The engineering and manufacturing body, which surveyed 782 firms, forecast that manufacturing output would fall by 8.6% in 2009 and grow only 0.2% in 2009. Engineering output is set to shrink by 10.9% this year and rise by 0.9% next year.

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January 20, 2009

UK: IT jobs decline by 24% in three months

Filed under: IT,IT consulting,UK — DF @ 1:15 pm
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According to ComputerWeekly: “Compared to the previous quarter, there were 24.3% fewer jobs advertised from October to December than there were from July to September.

Some job roles saw larger drops in demand than others. Skills still in demand include Oracle, Java, SQL, C#, .net and SAP.”

Finance is still the most affected sector, with a drop of 32.1% in demand. Software houses saw demand fall 21.6%, and manufacturing, retail and media all saw falls. The public sector was the only one to buck the trend, with 9.5% more jobs being advertised since the previous quarter.”

“Recruitment is down by 27.5% in the north east of England, 17% in Scotland, 22.1% in the south of England, and 10% in Wales and the west of England.”

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