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Omega Resource tell us the truth about the UK job market

PUBLISHED: 10:55 16 December 2011 | UPDATED: 20:27 20 February 2013

Omega Resource tell us the truth about the UK job market

Omega Resource tell us the truth about the UK job market

We are all told via the principal media that the UK job market is in crisis...after all, we can't switch on the TV or read the paper without hearing about rising unemployment and an economy heading for a double dip recession.

Omega Resource tell us the truth about the UK job market



We are all told via the principal media that the UK job market is in crisisafter all, we cant switch on the TV or read the paper without hearing about rising unemployment and an economy heading for a double dip recession. But, is this the reality on the ground, are we getting the full picture, and are negative headlines far easier to write?



There is little doubt that recent UK unemployment figures showing a record 2.62 million people out of work is alarming. The 1.2 million young people aged 16-24 not in education, employment or training (Neet) gives as much cause for concern, if not more, and represents nearly 1 in 5.



Alan Beresford, CEO, Omega Resource Group comments: The statistics and the harsh realities of being unemployed are truly frightening and places tremendous pressure on families and individuals. Young people, classified under Neet are, as we all know, vitally important to our future, and it is imperative that the Government, with private sector support, create appealing and innovative schemes that are attractive enough to engage all stakeholders to reverse this worrying trend.



As a resource solutions business operating nationally and internationally, Omega is arguably in a very good position to comment on business activity and employment needs, and their reality is dramatically different to the majority of media reports.



Alan comments: From mid 2010, business has been booming, both permanent and temporary positions have increased four-fold and both channels remain extremely busy, so much so, that Omega will have its best year in 11/12, by some considerable margin.



It would be wonderful for all of us if the reported news was more balanced, because good news is out there. Business confidence at this time is not as low as one might imagine, and it is so important that we dont talk ourselves into a double dip recession at this very delicate time.



Omega Resource Group is reporting a minimum growth of 50 per cent this year and has increased its own permanent headcount by 30 permanent staff in the last 8 months.



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