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Job prospects in London reach five-year high

A study has revealed that the outlook for jobs in the capital is "firmly positive" with hiring intentions in London at the best for five years.

The survey of over 2,000 UK employers found that more were planning to recruit staff in the coming months than lay workers off.

The report predicted that construction might start to climb out of the recession.

An improvement in construction jobs is vital because its performance has been a "huge drag" on the economy said Mark Cahill, managing director of Manpower who conducted the research.

"There are more cranes on the London skyline than in the rest of the country put together, but technology, media and advertising are also fueling job prospects in the capital."

The report was published ahead of the latest unemployment figures on 12th June.