Temporary jobs set to soar

Temporary positions are forecast to drive growth in the recruitment industry, reports suggest.

A report by an independent recruitment firm has claimed that whilst current recruitment figures are relatively unchanged to those of the same period last year, the outlook is bright for the rest of 2011 – with a huge rise forecast in temporary positions.

As anticipated, the engineering and construction sector saw the biggest growth in permanent positions, whilst for media jobs, London saw a large rise, boosting the overall figure and seeing some of the biggest increases in the temporary market.

Speaking to inspireme.co.uk, recruitment expert Steven Kirkpatrick explained how the study was encouraging for recruiters and job seekers alike but added: “The next few months are going to be critical.”

“If key sectors like banking, insurance and finance can continue to grow more strongly, then we could see related professional service sectors such as accountancy and law reaping the benefits, creating a knock-on effect across the board.”

The anticipated boost in the figures for the upcoming year has been put down to the upcoming Olympics in London, where jobs will be created not only in the capital but elsewhere all around the UK.

Kirkpatrick told hrmagazine.co.uk: “As the finishing touches are put to the construction work [of The Games], an army of other workers will be needed to fill positions ranging from catering, cleaning, security, and administrative support to media, hospitality, tourism, sport, leisure and customer services.”

by David Howells on July 20, 2011

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