At last, cause for hope on jobs
The results of a survey by employers' body IBEC showing that a quarter of all employers intend to hire extra staff over the next three months is further evidence that the economic recovery is beginning to spread from the export-driven multinationals to the domestic economy.
All such surveys need to be treated with a certain degree of caution.
We've had so many false dawns and indicators over the past three years that we need to put this news in context. However, we should be grateful that it indicates a positive approach to taking on people.