first_imgRelated posts: Anestimated 8,000 manufacturing jobs could be lost in the first quarter of 2001,according to a new CBI-backed survey.Theregional trends survey published by the CBI and Business Strategies  reveals that business confidence among UKmanufacturers continued to fall in most regions but that the rate of decline isslowing.OnlyNorthern Ireland and the South West of England expect increases in employment.TheCBI’s associate director of economic analysis Sudhir Junankar said that despitethe survey’s gloomy findings there are some grounds for optimism.Hesaid, “This survey paints a slightly more encouraging picture than hasbeen seen for some time, but there are considerable variations between theregions. Confidence fell sharply in the traditional manufacturing heartlands ofthe North East, the West Midlands and Wales, reflecting stagnation or outrightdeclines in new orders in the past four months.”Manufacturersin the South West, however, have become much more confident on the back ofrising orders and output. But there are still concerns over the weakness ofinvestment plans across most of the country as profit margins remain underpressure.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Manufacturing decline begins to showOn 13 Feb 2001 in Manufacturing, Personnel Today Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a…last_img read more

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