Belfast Telegraph

Job creation slumps in NI after Brexit, says survey

By John Mulgrew

Job creation in Northern Ireland has taken a small hit in the wake of Brexit, according to a new survey.

The jobs market here reduced by 2% during the last year, according to Manpower.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is based on responses from 2,102 UK employers.

Speaking about the new survey, Amanda White, operations manager at Manpower, said: "The Brexit vote seemed to impact the confidence of both clients and candidates.

"While overall the region's job prospects have taken a hit, we are seeing more optimism in the finance sector, where in-demand roles range from bankers and auditors to financial planners.

"Financial services company Tullet Prebon recently announced that it is to create 300 new jobs in Belfast over the next three years and the growth of EY and Pearson in the area has also provided a number of available finance roles."

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