People in Greater Manchester are feeling more job confidence according to a survey by the National Careers Service.

Their second quarterly Job Confidence Index shows that the city's score is at 53.0, above the overall North West score of 52.1 and just behind the national score of 53.5.

The Index, based on research looking at various issues affecting someone's confidence in finding work, analyses the state of the nation's work and employment prospects and shows that in the North West, improvements in job confidence have been driven predominately by unemployed people having a more positive outlook.

Research for the index, which measures overall job confidence and job confidence among the unemployed, shows that 72% of Greater Manchester residents were job confident, or maintained the same confidence levels in their job and ability to find work over the last three months.

To find out how the National Careers Service in Greater Manchester can help you, call us on 0800 100 900 and book an appointment with one of our advisers at a location near to you.

Our local team of highly qualified, experienced and friendly careers advisers provide free impartial advice and support to help people to get on in work and life.

We can help with:

  • Career planning and job options
  • Identifying the right courses and training
  • Skills Health Check – to help identify current skills, motivations and interests
  • Preparing for the job market – job search, CVs, interview techniques and job application forms
  • Redundancy support
  • Retirement planning