Council job cuts gloom

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Prospects for redundant public sector workers are looking gloomy in Yorkshire, says Barclays Bank.

According to the latest Barclays job creation survey, businesses in Yorkshire are the least likely to recruit former public sector workers. Nearly three quarters of companies in the region said they were ‘not very’ or ‘not at all’ interested in taking on former public sector employees, but they were most positive about Government efforts to remove barriers to job creation.

Barclays’ head of corporate banking in Yorkshire, Lee Collinson, said: “There is still a disconnect between public sector workers and private sector employers, with a persistent element of mistrust of the former by latter.

“This is something that needs to be challenged directly if we are to have a fluid employment market place that allows people to move between the public and private sector easily, bringing the best of both worlds to their roles.”