Brighton workers are the least optimistic in the country when it comes to job career prospects, according the world’s largest online networking website.

Today (Friday April 30) LinkedIn released new data showing the level of optimism that employees feel about their job and career prospects.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 3:07 pm
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Today (Friday April 30) LinkedIn released new data showing the level of optimism that employees feel about their job and career prospects.

Brighton ranked as the least optimistic region in the UK with 48 per cent of people stating they do not feel optimisic about their future in an uncertain economy.

But there was less gloom on the across the UK with 61 per cent of people feeling optimistic about their career prospects, rising to 83 per cent among 16-34 year olds

The research was carried out by Censuswide which conducted a pulse survey of 2,000+ adults in the UK earlier this week (April 27-28).

Janine Chamberlin, UK Country Manager, LinkedIn, said: “The past year has been extremely difficult for so many people, particularly those that have faced redundancy, found themselves out of work or have been forced to switch career. As the economy reopens and people start getting back to doing the things they love, it’s great to see people feeling more optimistic about their job prospects, and companies hiring again.

“For anyone looking for work, ensuring that their transferable skills are front and centre when applying to roles is key to standing out to prospective employers and recruiters. Likewise, it’s more important than ever that companies move to assess candidates on their future potential and skills as much as their previous experience and formal qualifications to get people back into jobs quickly.”