There is growing uncertainty over public sector job security
A recent survey revealed that over 50 percent of private sector companies will not look to employ public sector workers who have recently been made redundant.
The survey, run by Barclays Corporate
and the Financial Times
, indicated that over half of the 500 businesses questioned were likely to create new jobs in 2011. Yet a significant 75 percent said job creation was unlikely to be broad enough to provide positions for recently-redundant public sector employees.
Mismatched skill-sets was a common reason for why public sector workers were unlikely to be considered for newly created positions.
This news will no doubt worry the Government who were counting on private sector support to help reduce public-sector unemployment and bolster a struggling job market.
Graeme Allinson, head of manufacturing at Barclays Corporate:
"The survey highlights that in some areas of UK manufacturing there is a real aversion to hiring public sector workers, but with the current growth in the sector we see a huge opportunity for manufacturers to bring new people into the industry that may not have considered a career in manufacturing before.
"With the right training this could also begin to address the skill shortages still apparent in some manufacturing subsectors."