Recession helps to boost armed forces

Churchard, Claire
May 2009
People Management;5/21/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p11
The article provides information on recruitment figures from the British Ministry of Defence which showed that more jobseekers are applying and staying in the armed forces. The figures show a rise of 7.1 percent in applicants between 2007 and 2008. According to Lieutenant Colonel Paul Meldon, factors that led to the increase in the headcount are a re-focus of the army's recruitment and changing public attitudes towards the forces. It is noted that the British army is near to full strength for the first time since the early 19th century.


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