So, this week it seems there's more doom and gloom on the horizon - Q2 growth down to 0.2% whilst some some experts were actually predicting negative growth and warning about the prospect of us heading back into recession. At the same time though, the REC (the trade body for the recruitment industry) publishes a statement that: 'Business confidence is on the rise again with nearly three-quarters of employers expecting to increase their workforce over the next three months............A further 66 percent are looking to increase their permanent workforce in the next 12 months....... and that headcount freezes, redundancies and reduced hours are all significantly down while increases in staffing have risen for the third consecutive month'. Confused? We are too - but ever the optimists here at Network Marketing Towers, we're trying to ignore the bad news and just get on with doing a good job for our clients. We're busier than ever and clients are continuing to brief us on new marketing jobs every day (as ever, there's still a shortage of specialist marketing candidate in lots of areas!). Some sectors are more buoyant than others but generally things seem to be positive with lots of clients recruiting. Maybe a more positive approach is the way to get the country back on track.