by Samantha Bartlett on September 9, 2013

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Fastest rate in short-term appointments since 1998, says study

New research has found that the number of short-term appointments is at its fastest rate since July 1998, according to freshbusinessthinking.com.

The data came from this month’s KPMG report on jobs, which was produced by financial information services company Markit and sponsored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

Research also showed that temporary billings were at their strongest rate for over 15 years, which means companies must be increasingly recruiting temporary workers for jobs in London and the rest of the country.

Bernard Brown, Partner and Head of Business Services at KPMG said this was great news for the employment industry, saying:

“…the real success story revolves around the ‘return to work’ prospects offered by the surge in temporary and short-term placements.  With these roles seeing their fastest rise for 15 years, it means opportunities to get back into the labour market for people with other commitments are becoming more of a reality than a wish.”

When it came to permanent roles, salaries were also found to be their strongest for the last five-and-a-half years and permanent placement was also strong.

Total vacancies have also increased at their sharpest rate for the last six-and-a-half years. Mr Brown added that with the UK’s economy predicted to grow, there was no wonder that employer confidence was rising, according to manchestereveningnews.co.uk.