REC reports that 8 out of 10 employers using temporary help to fill skills gap

Temps-NeededThe latest REC Jobsoutlook report shows that In September eight out of ten employers (79 per cent) are using agency workers to provide short-term access to strategic skills.

This month’s data also shows that business stability is returning, as the number of businesses cutting the cost of their workforce through redundancies, headcount freezes, reduced hours or pay has halved in the past year from 33 per cent in August 2013 to 17 percent last month. In addition, the jobs market continues to offer opportunities for jobseekers looking for permanent work as 89 per cent of employers plan to take on a permanent member of staff in the next three months and 78 per cent in the next four to twelve months.
We’ve definitely witnessed a rapid increase in demand for temp workers with specialist skills in market research, broadcast and marketing particularly. For more detail see
Manuela Boyce

by Manuela Boyce on October 8, 2014

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