Self-employed contractors more optimistic about job prospects
After a difficult last 12 months, during which just a third (34%) found it "easy" to obtain work, almost half (47%) of contractors are already seeing economic activity in their sector increase.
Procorre says that contractors are feeling increasingly confident as the economic recovery boosts businesses’ confidence, leading to more spending and increased opportunities for contractors in a wide range of sectors.
Lisa Mangan, Relationship Manager at Procorre, explains: “Some contractors have found opportunities hard to come by over the last year but the majority are feeling buoyant about the outlook for the next 12 months.”
“Project budgets were hit by the recession but as businesses start to increase spending contractors should reap the benefits. Businesses are dusting down and investing in projects that were previously put on hold until they were in a more economically secure position.”
“As businesses increase their spending there is a real feeling that the economy has turned the corner and there will be many more projects for contractors to get their teeth into.”
“During the recession, some contractors felt insecure about their job prospects but the recovery is allowing contractors to be less wary and more hopeful for the year ahead.”