More good news for the job market

There's been plenty of good news concerning the jobs market in recent years, with the recovery continuing to gather pace. 

The latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG has added to this positive momentum. 

It revealed that February saw the fastest rise in permanent job placements for four months, while temporary billings rose at the quickest rate since last September. 

Bernard Brown, partner and head of business services at KPMG, commented: "Recovery in the job market is gaining real traction, and this should help shore up consumer confidence in the run-up to the election."

The report revealed overall demand for staff grew at the strongest rate in four months. This has helped to drive salaries up, which is always good news. Wages rose at more or less the same pace as in January last month, while the rate of growth was slightly higher for temporary and contract staff.

More positive news has been provided by the REC's latest JobsOutlook survey, which revealed close to eight in ten businesses plan to hire more permanent staff over the next 12 months. Some 41 per cent said they expect to take on more temporary workers during this period.

REC chief executive Kevin Green explained: "Many businesses are prepared to pay more for temporary workers in order to boost productivity and capitalise on the improving economic climate."

The organisation's research certainly paints a positive picture for the jobs market. Why not take advantage of this by moving on to a new position?

We have all manner of commercial and high street vacancies on offer, so take a look and see if anything catches your eye.


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