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No headcount increase for London’s firms

LONDON firms are not intending to add to their workforces over the next quarter, the latest Manpower Employment Survey will show today.

This is marginally weaker than the net one per cent of UK employers that have positive hiring intentions.

Nationally, the sectors with the most positive hiring intentions are utilities, finance and business services, and the public and manufacturing sectors.

The small improvement will do little to alleviate concerns of a double-dip in employment or of a jobless recovery.