March 06, 2012 04:00 ET

Redundant Staff 'Keeping Calm and Carrying On', Say

Job site report that employees, who have recently faced redundancy, can find jobs and new opportunities in different sectors

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 6, 2012) - 'Keep Calm and Carry On', a phrase coined by the British government during World War Two, is said to epitomise the mythic image of resolve we Brits hold dear during times of adversity and struggle. Unfortunately the famous phrase is now more associated with cheap merchandise than it is with nationalistic pride. However that 'stiff upper lip' attitude certainly continues to exist, especially among the thousands of people who have had to deal with redundancy in recent months, reports claim many Brits are now willing to consider switching careers into different sectors - if it means new opportunities are created and job security is increased.. For example, thousands of people who were recently made redundant in retail jobs have now begun looking for work in other industries entirely.

Recent reports concerning Pfizer, one of the world's largest research based pharmaceutical companies, echoes such trends. In 2011 the company decided to close one of its largest sites in Sandwich, Kent: a site which employed over two thousand people. Although official figures remain unpublished, it's thought some 1,500 people faced redundancy in 2011 and 2012. However, according to a BBC report, many of those employees who have since been made redundant, have now been fortunate enough to find work in other industry sectors.

Many people have also taken the step to move entirely, migrating to towns and cities with more prosperous job opportunities. claim the number of people looking for Manchester jobs and jobs in Leeds has increased significantly over the past year, as fierce competition in London and the south continues to starve employment opportunities.

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