One in four employers think new expenditure supporting regional economic growth should be the top priority for Chancellor Philip Hammond in today’s Autumn Statement, according to a poll of 200 employers included in the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s (REC) ‘JobsOutlook’ survey.
Engineering solutions provider Costain has called for a ‘recruitment revolution’ to attract a new wave of would-be engineers with the skills and backgrounds to meet the demand for an array of infrastructure projects expect to be announced by the Chancellor in today’s Autumn Statement.
Measures boosting job creation in the UK’s house building, transport infrastructure and science sectors, as well as an increase in the National Living Wage, are just some of the announcements expected in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement later today.
Recruiters want Chancellor Philip Hammond to use tomorrow’s Autumn Statement to provide greater clarity about the UK’s direction in terms of securing access to the single market following the country’s decision to leave the European Union.
The lack of necessary skills to bring Birmingham’s economic growth plans to life is “the one thing that keeps me awake at night”, Waheed Nazir, the city’s strategic director, economy, has acknowledged to an audience of leading executives.