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Continuing sharp growth in temp and perm employment

Continuing sharp growth in temp and perm employment

Posted on 6th October 2018

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With every month that passes it seems there is no end to the good news on the employment front. Rest assured that at some time in the future this will come to a halt, but at present there is no doubt that the recruitment market, as revealed in September's Markit figures, continues to be characterised by "robust growth in staff demand" while "permanent appointments rise at (a) historically strong rate."  In fact, in the perm market, growth in recruitment agencies' placements has hit a 50 month high. 

That said, although job vacancies are burgeoning, the availability of candidates continues to worsen, for both permanent and temp/contract jobs. 

Sep Markit figures

For permanent jobs, IT continues to lead the field, while for temp roles IT is only second to Nursing/Medical jobs.  Every sector shows healthy growth and Scottish growth in both perm and temp continues to outpace that for the UK as a whole.  And, judging by the amount of work coming into our offices, I'll be reporting something similar next month!

Nikola Kelly, MD, Be-IT

Posted in Recruitment News

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