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Wages on the increase

04 Apr 2008

Wages on the increase Wages are increasing due to the resilience in the employment market, providing good news for students in part-time jobs, according to a report.

Research from the financial adviser Grant Thornton has revealed that 47 per cent of businesses were paying out more on wages than a year ago.

Alysoun Stewart, head of entrepreneurial advisory at Grant Thornton, said: "With the reports last month of the highest number of people in employment since comparable records began in 1971, coupled with the international fluidity of employment today, companies are being forced to compete on wages despite the prediction of continuing economic uncertainty during the coming financial year."

The report also found that 51 per cent of businesses were more focused on attracting a retaining staff compared to last year. Only two per cent said that they were less focussed on employing new staff and keeping their current employees than in the previous year.

For the survey 7,800 owners and senior managers were questioned, from 34 different economies.

Grant Thornton has offices in 30 location nationwide and more than 25,000 individual clients. The company also has more than 15,000 corporate clients.

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