Almost Half of Manufacturing Workers Waiting for Redundancy

Manufacturing & Engineering Magazine | April 16, 2019

Almost Half of Manufacturing Workers Waiting for Redundancy
34% of UK workers at the sharp end of changing labour demands are waiting to be made redundant before switching careers, according to a survey released today by professional training provider Learning People. This figure rises to 62% among those aged under 35, with younger employees also reporting more pay freezes, shrinking teams and zero-hour contracts. The trend is even more pronounced in the manufacturing sector, with almost half waiting for redundancy before making a move.
The study interviewed 1,000 employees in job functions and sectors experiencing declining demand according to UK labour market projections. Namely administrative and secretarial roles, agricultural employees, machine operatives and skilled trades in manufacturing, land transport workers and sales and customer service staff in the retail sector.

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