Uncertainty hits new jobs

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TWO thirds of small firms have delayed taking on new staff because of the uncertain economic conditions, according to a survey by Huddlebuy, the group buying website for small businesses.

Huddlebuy director, Per Larsen, said: “The Government is banking on the private sector taking up the public sector slack but our survey suggests this is little more than a pipe dream.

“Employers need confidence if they are to invest in new employees but confidence, among SMEs, is in very short supply.”