Latest Report on Jobs released

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has released its latest Report on Jobs, giving an indication of the market trends seen in November.

Compiled with help from KPMG, the report boasted both positive and slightly negative findings. Whilst demand for temporary and contract roles rose, permanent job growth reached its lowest rate for 25 years.

According to, the latter could be attributed to the recent crisis within the Eurozone; however a spokesperson for the REC, Kevin Green, tried to remain upbeat in a statement he released. Cited by, he stated: “On a positive note…the report shows that temporary staff appointments are growing, albeit at a decreasing rate.”

This could be good news for those seeking temp jobs in London or anywhere else in the UK. Those searching for permanent roles may not have such an easy time of it in the coming months, however Green did reveal that the government has taken action over the past few months to help boost job creation – so that may help jobseekers’ cause.

Green confirmed on “The government has done as much as it can in the short term to remove restrictions to employment and stimulate demand.”

He concluded by stating that the rising demand for executive, secretarial and IT professionals provided “bright spots” in amongst the less positive results.


by Deborah Bates on December 8, 2011

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