Job vacancies continue to increase

Job vacancies across the country are rising at the fastest pace for almost two years, according to a report by financial information company Markit on The rate at which both permanent and temporary jobs are being filled is also rising steadily.

However, staff availability in the London area has worsened, which could increase the opportunity for people trying to find jobs in London.

As results showed a slowing pace of recruitment, partner and head of business services at KPMG Bernard Brown said: “It may be slower than in the last few months of 2012, but growth should still be welcomed.”

There is still high demand for both temporary and permanent workers in the London area, with the report showing a continuing rise from July. In the regional report for London, Mr Brown said: “Whilst the numbers are not as strong as elsewhere in the country, they are a step in the right direction.”

According to a lot of companies in the South are taking the decision to employ senior staff on temporary contracts rather than permanent ones, apparently due to a lack of long-term confidence.

There was also a marginal increase in the starting salaries for permanent staff in London, which will come as welcome news to both jobseekers and the newly-employed.

by Lauren Sutton on January 9, 2013

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