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IT sector recovering from the UK recession

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by stevefr, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. stevefr

    stevefr Bit Poster

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    Hi All,

    Now that there has been talk on the news that the markets are getting better,

    Has the IT sector started recovering from the UK recession?

    And are we out of it 1st quarter of 2010?

    Steve
     
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  2. IT2009

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    Markets are getting better - good for them. But there are too many people who are looking for work at the moment. It will need longer time to recover. Nobody knows how long.
     
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  3. fatp

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    we are out of the recession by 0.1 %!
     
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  4. EZE Training Instr

    EZE Training Instr Bit Poster

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    0.1% or not we are out of it which is the main thing.

    We are all responsible to drive us out of it thus creating jobs for the unemployed. For example we have taken on 2 apprentices this month alone!
     
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  5. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    It will take years to recover if everything goes okay, or we could never recover and just keep going into recession with no overall growth at all.
     
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  6. Nick Jones

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    Thats the spirit. Nice and positive!!
     
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  7. cisco lab rat

    cisco lab rat Megabyte Poster

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    We're out when the media say we are out, when they get tired and move onto another story and then remind themselves to tell us that we are out.
     
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  8. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    We're nowhere near out of the recession. One quarter of ridiculously massaged figures, including the xmas period and the last couple of months of a lower VAT rate - and the ONS can still only get growth of a tenth of one percent?

    Next quarter will drop back down to about 0.4% contraction - perhaps by the end of the year we'll end up in a growth quarter again, but even then it won't make a shred of difference for 'real' people, as many more companies will have gone to the wall, and those companies that do survive will continue cutting headcount (which always takes a year after an actual recession ends to start rising again anyway).

    Been told that we're still under a pay freeze - and will continue to be for the next 12 months. My capex budget has been slashed again - so another 12 months of holding servers together with bits of string and sellotape.

    Out of the recession? In the immortal words of Ricky Tomlinson:

    "My arse!"
     
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  9. ericrollo

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    Yes but that is more likely to happen, i suspect the UK economy will be stagnant for the next decade.
     
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  10. Fergal1982

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    what recession? I didnt notice one.
     
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  11. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Ask Advent...
     
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  12. derkit

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    Recession is purely a political driver - takes 2 quarters to get in and 1 day to get out - yeah, bullsh*t, pull the other one.

    I'm with Zeb - this is so not the end of this economic nonsense, lets talk in 18 months, then I'll say we're done.
     
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