The current financial crisis is forcing mothers to go back to work earlier than they would like, according to new research.

Nearly eighty percent of women said they were looking to go back to work or trying to do more hours, according to

But this increase in people looking for work is good for employers who need flexible, short-term workers during the credit crunch, the website says.

Mandy Garner, spokesperson for, says the present economic situation presents some good opportunities for mothers to assess their working options.

"It is also key employers look at more efficient ways of working and how this can help them to become more cost-effective whilst remaining productive," she added.

The survey revealed 90 per cent of mothers feel it is very difficult to find flexible work, which they need to balance employment and family life.

In recent news, it has been revealed the number of women in employment continues to increase but they are not taking out adequate financial protection.