(PRWeb UK) February 6, 2011
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has asked the chief executives and chairmen of numerous of the country's main private sector employers to be present at a meeting in Downing Street tomorrow.
Mr Cameron’s primary agenda at this stage is employment growth, and it is expected there will be some serious initiatives to emerge.
Among the delegates will be representatives of Jaguar, Marks & Spencer, Land Rover, McDonald's and Tesco, as well as Balfour Beatty, Hays and Kingfisher.
To the vanguard of the media scrum in this announcement was executive employment agency UK Knack Group, who said through its managing director, “Lots of of the individual job promises made by the heads of businesses will not be news, but re-statements of commitments that were previously announced. The final number of jobs that the companies will announce they will create in 2011 is still being worked out by the officials of Downing Street, but that could be around 30,000 to 50,000.”
The more cynically inclined are saying the analysts should weigh that prediction against likely government department redundancies over the coming 12-month.
According to UK Knack Group some of those attending were among the signatories to that letter, which argued that private enterprise should be more than capable of taking up the slack left by government cuts.
That might or might not be the case however there are doubts about whether those dumped from government departments will be ready, willing or able to fill the posts available in the private sector.
Downing Street’s advocacy, therefore, of these tens of thousands of new jobs might not be quite the good news that it would have us believe – demanding, as it does, all those ex “civil” servants to become courteous, punctual and self-reliant.
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