The jobs market
To support job creation the UK needs a flexible labour market that works for business and wider society
Jobs market overview
After experiencing a significant and prolonged downturn the UK economy is now finally on the path to more robust growth. Employment has been growing strongly and levels of unemployment have fallen considerably. Yet there is still some way to go before we make up the ground that’s been lost during the crisis, not just on getting unemployment rates back down to where they were but also in tackling the UK’s low productivity performance.
What we do
There is a strong business case – as well as a social one – for tackling unemployment: those in work are healthier, live longer and are better off. Firms' ability to access the right people with the right skills will also help the UK to remain an attractive place to do business. The CBI believes that job creation depends on establishing a flexible labour market that works for business and wider society.
News and publications
CBI/Harvey Nash Employment Trends Survey 2012
Contrary to the rhetoric from some unions, companies are working together with their staff to overcome challenging economic conditions, a survey by the CBI and recruitment specialists Harvey Nash reveals
Higher visa fees a ‘bitter blow’, says CBI
Skilled workers who apply from abroad will have to pay £480 instead of the current £400
CBI Employment Trends Surveys 2011
CBI/Harvey Nash report reveals continuing private-sector jobs growth - but concerns remain
Making Britain the Place to Work
An employment agenda for the new government