CITY VIEWS: WHAT ARE THE PROSPECTS FOR THE JOB MARKET IN THE NEXT YEAR?


DAVID SAHNER | HEATH LAMBERT

“I think it’s picking up slowly; I’m not convinced it will have improved much by the end of the year. If you want a job now you have to accept a lower salary and worse conditions generally, but we’ll have to get used to that.”

JAMES PARRATT | MILLER INSURANCE

“I think unemployment rates in the City are relatively stable, at least for this year. I don’t think it will get a huge amount worse. Currently the banking sector seems to be rejuvenated, and is employing more people, but it’s not the same everywhere.”

MARK ABBOTT | PCR LTD

“I work in recruitment, and the markets are getting stronger. After cutbacks during the recession, some sectors are hiring again, and as long as there isn't a double-dip it will continue. But nationally things might get worse before they get better.”