Market Research Indicates UK Job Growth in 2013

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20th December 2012 15:27 - Business Support

 

According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) JobsOutlook survey which was published today, the 2013 job market is looking up, since employers have reported optimism about their hiring strategies next year.

The market research, covering 600 employers, found that 99% of the respondents plan to either increase or maintain their permanent staff in the upcoming year, and overall the findings suggested that the UK's job climate is set to continue on a trend of "slow growth" during 2013.

In addition to permanent workers, the study brings good news to temporary staff, with 88% of employers planning to increase or maintain their temporary employees next year.

The survey further found that a 30% boost in the use of agency workers is expected in the first quarter of 2013.

REC's Chief Executive, Kevin Green, commented: "These are encouraging signs for jobs growth in 2013. Based on the feedback from both employers and recruiters it looks like employer confidence is genuinely bouncing back.

Even though the wider economic outlook may still be uncertain and growth forecasts have been revised downwards, the resilience of this country's labour market cannot be in doubt."

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