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April 14th, 2008, London, UK – Attitudes towards job prospects across industry sectors remain positive despite reports of a labour market slowdown. This is according to a new quarterly survey, carried out by The Hotonline Network, the UK's largest network of specialist job sites.

The ‘Job Pulse’ survey, a glance at job seeker confidence levels across multiple industries including retail, secretarial and IT, found that 84% of the 1,685 candidates questioned feel that they are more likely or just as likely to find a job in 2008 as they were in 2007. Other findings include:

Credit crunch fatigue - media hype surrounding the credit crunch has failed to knock the confidence levels of 59% of jobseekers who say that they do not feel under additional pressure to perform in order to hold down their job

Itchy feet – 77% of those questioned intend to change jobs within the next three months, 12% are yet to make up their minds, whilst 11% plan to stay put

Money matters – money is the key motivator for employees considering a career move, with 31% citing a ‘high salary’ as the biggest reason, followed by quicker career progression (17%) and job instability in their current role (13%) as the reason

High hopes - 40% expect to achieve a promotion within the next year. 8% hope to do this within their current company and 32%, within a new one

Andy Baker, Group Director of Trinity Mirror Digital Recruitment which owns The Hotonline Network comments:

“Whilst reports show that certain industry sectors have felt the effects of the credit crunch over the last few months, this doesn’t mean there are less jobs around and our survey shows jobseekers are remaining confident about their career prospects for 2008. In fact we experienced a 21% increase in the number of job vacancies posted across our network of specialist sites between December and February, showing that the online market remains strong.”

For more information please contact Helen Ablett/Susie Loughnane on 0845 37 00 655 or at tmdr@octopuscomms.net

Notes to Editors:

Trinity Mirror Digital Recruitment is at the forefront of the fast growing online recruitment industry. We operate a portfolio of specialist market leading job boards including GAAPweb (accountancy), SecsintheCity (secretarial), TotallyLegal (lawyers) and The Hotonline Network (a network of over 40 niche sites).

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