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Job prospects fall short.

JOB prospects in Yorkshire and the Humber stand below the national average, it was revealed today.

Recruitment agency Manpower's Employment Outlook Survey said the region's employment prospects fell short of the UK picture for the fourth consecutive quarter.

The survey, based on responses from 2,101 UK bosses, asked whether employers intend to hire more workers or reduce the size of their workforce in the coming quarter. The balance of plus 3% for Yorkshire compares with plus 4% for the UK as a whole - itself the least optimistic level for three years.

Operations manager Amanda White said the "disappointing" regional outlook was partly due to a drop in hiring intentions in the public sector following government cuts, but said the regional picture was still positive with evidence of strong demand for workers from manufacturing firms and competition - mainly between Leeds and Sheffield and call centre workers.

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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 8, 2015
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