Jobs report shows private sector recovery
The latest REC Report on Jobs, published by the REC and KPMG, shows that both permanent and contract job appointments across the country increased in July, with growth being fastest in the Engineering and Construction sectors. In addition, the rate of growth in salaries is at its highest level in two and a half years.
The increase in demand for engineering and construction workers is a positive sign that the private sector is undergoing a sustained recovery. Kevin Green, the REC’s Chief Executive, commented, “The Government must do everything possible to boost job creation in private sector – in particular by reducing business taxation and regulation.” Bernard Brown, Partner and Head of Business Services at KPMG added, “Engineering and construction is the sector where staff were most in demand, and this is an indication of a sustained recovery in the manufacturing sector.”