UK job opportunities have grown in
The number of permanent job vacancies in
the UK has risen by six percent according to the latest figures
which continues the growth seen at the start of 2012.
Many experts believed that the positive
figures recorded in January were only a reaction to the
post-Christmas boost and the start to a new year. The figures
suggest that with the economy recovering many companies are
starting to increase their recruitment drive, showing signs of a long term
return to confidence in the market.
Steven Kirkpatrick, managing director of
Adecco, said that the recent introduction of the Agency Worker
Regulations had little impact on the way UK companies are
"This is great news for temporary workers, as
there was much concern towards the end of last year that the new
Directive - which entitles agency workers to the same basic pay and
working conditions as if they had been employed directly - would
lead to a cessation in the use of agency staff," he added.
The job data and economic outlook is giving
companies a great confidence boost for the year ahead, allowing
companies to once again start hiring and reduce the rate of
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