Almost two thirds of hospitality and leisure businesses expect to create new jobs this year.
The Barclays Job Creation Survey 2013 has revealed that 61% of companies in the sector expect to take on new staff in 2013, up from 55% last year.
In further positive news for the industry, the majority (77%) are not planning on making any job losses over the next 12 months.
Half of all the hospitality and leisure businesses surveyed, including hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars, state that they are interested in hiring ex-public sector workers, this is consistent with last year (2012: 51%) and compares favourably to the business landscape as a whole, where 57% of businesses across all sectors state they do not want to hire ex-public sector workers. Read the rest of this entry »