REC report indicates increase in non-permanent job roles
Recent figures published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) have shown a rise in billings and an increase in pay growth, with the number of roles available for temporary staff such as IT contractors also increasing during July. In fact, its Jobs Outlook data showed that three quarters of businesses are looking to increase the number of these types of staff.
Kevin Green, the organisation’s Chief Executive, claimed that this shows the jobs market is ‘continuing to perform well’ despite the economy’s overall weakness. He said, “We have now had two years of continuous growth and employers are continuing to hire staff.” Mr Green also praised the role of flexible labour in increasing employment. Earlier this month, the REC confirmed that it remains optimistic about the employment market in the last half of 2011 and its performance in 2012.