Rise in permanent placements for January

There was positive news from the Report on Jobs this month as statistics showed a rise in permanent placements for the first time in 4 months.
It was also reported that recruitment consultants reported a slower increase in job vacancies during January. Flame Health would be keen to see which industries this statistic came from as we have seen a record number of clients requesting support with new vacancies so far this year!
Kevin Green, the REC's  Chief Executive commented on the report,
"This month’s Report on Jobs highlights that there are glimmers of hope for the UK jobs market with permanent placements increasing for the first time in four months. This is the first positive indicator for some time that employers are looking to hire staff despite the ongoing weakness of the economy. It is particularly encouraging that six out of eight sectors surveyed show growth in demand, including engineering, IT and office professionals. The Report on Jobs also follows better than expected services data from the Purchasing Managers’ Index last Friday, which suggests that confidence is growing amongst consumers as well as businesses."

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