Report on Jobs

According to the REC's May Jobs Outlook, confidence among employers has soared to its highest level in a year reflecting renewed optimism in both short term and long term hiring intentions.
The survey has shown a major shift in employers’ attitudes over the past month. This has resulted in a total of 44% saying they intend to increase their permanent staff in the next three months with 52%planning to hire new staff over the next 12 months.
Short and medium term demand for temporary workers also remains strong as businesses look to build crucial flexibility into their workforce planning.
Commenting on the figures, Roger Tweedy, the REC's Director of Research, said:
"This is the first real confirmation that employers are feeling more confident and are taking a long–term strategic view of their workforce planning. This is encouraging news at what remains a difficult and volatile time for the UK jobs market."

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