REC JobsOutLook report shows UK jobs market will continue to grow
Contractors will be pleased to hear that the latest REC report has revealed that the UK jobs market looks set to grow over the next 12 months.
The recent JobsOutLook report surveyed 600 employers, with findings proving that a triple dip recession threat has not dampened confidence with employer hiring.
According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, 35% of respondents said that they plan to increase their use of temporary workers in the next 4-12 month period – this is up 3% on last month.
Fifty-seven per cent of employers surveyed said that they would be maintaining their current level of contractors and other flexible workers through to the start of 2014.
These findings are very similar to the latest Reed Jobs Index released earlier this year, which found that the UK jobs market has grown by a third in the last three years, and will continue to grow, despite the triple dip recession fears.
Tom Hadley, REC director of policy, said, “The latest JobsOutlook shows that employers are feeling a great deal more confident than they were a year ago. Our data indicates that the resilience of the UK jobs market is set to continue and there is good news for people seeking temporary work with the vast majority of employers planning to increase or maintain their use of agency staff.”
“This month’s survey also highlights the growing demand for certain skills and the race for talent in certain areas like technical, engineering and the professional and managerial sectors.”
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