New figures suggest recruitment influx

Career development and job opportunities continue to grow in the face of economic uncertainty, reports

A recent survey suggests that, following a “recruitment lull” during the summer, the jobs market rose from the ashes and was back on its feet for September.

Additionally, permanent vacancies increased by 1.1 per cent in September as more employers committed to permanent staffing. This is good news for those looking for both permanent and temporary jobs in London; more growth is expected in the run-up to the festive season.

The accountancy sector receives a gold star for being one of the best sectors in the report, recording positive growth for new vacancies in September. The IT sector also gets a thumbs-up for an increase in temporary positions, the first sign of a return to positive growth since June, cites HR Magazine.

Steven Kirkpatrick, a recruitment insider, commented on the report: “There are still opportunities out there for strong candidates, but competition is fierce and job seekers have to work harder than ever to stand out from the crowd.”

Furthermore, the Lloyds TSB regional Purchasing Managers index revealed that “all nine defined English regions saw a rise in output” after a less than par August. Business leaders have also indicated their greater confidence in an economic recovery.

by Ashley Curtis on October 11, 2011

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