Workers at Surviva in Swansea
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Small Swansea firm takes on workers in expansion

There are signs that increasing confidence has led to more jobs being created by small and medium sized firms in Wales over the last three months.

The Federation of Small Businesses and Acorn, Wales' largest recruitment company, have found employers are becoming more willing to take on staff.

The findings apply across various different industries.

Figures for July to September showed 1.38m people are employed in Wales, a rise of 22,000 on 2012.

Surviva is a Swansea-based manufacturer of heat reflective jackets which are used to treat shock and hypothermia, have taken on extra workers.

BBC Wales business correspondent Brian Meechan spoke to new employee Matthew Jones and company director Alex Lewis.

Confidence boost as firms recruit

  • 16 Dec 2013
  • From the section Wales
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