Financial firms in
the UK cut back on the number of permanent jobs they advertised in
the first two months of 2008 as a cautious exercise against the
However, recruitment agency Joslin Rowe has noted that firms are
still very busy if a little reticent about committing to increases
in permanent staff, which could be reassuring news for recent
This has led to a 42.6 per cent increase in temporary vacancies in
February when compared to the previous month, as companies have
implemented a drive to recruit contract staff to fill short-term
gaps in the workforce.
Commenting on the trend, Nabila Sadiq, managing director of Joslin
Rowe Temporaries, explains: "The smaller rise in permanent job
vacancies this January and February is a clear sign employers have
taken a more cautious approach following recent market
"However, in the middle office at least, there hasn't been the sort
of slowdown anticipated."
She added that "the work's there to be done and someone has to do
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