Survey Shows One in Four Employers Plan To Take On Seasonal Staff This Christmas

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19th November 2013 14:17 - Business Support

According to a recent survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) approximately one in four (24%) of employers will be taking on seasonal staff this year. Of the employers who were asked about their seasonal hiring plans, more than a tenth (15%) said they would be hiring the same level of staff as last year, while nearly one in ten (9%) said that they would be hiring more Christmas staff this year - the majority (67%) said they do not hire any seasonal staff.

Survey findings also suggest that workers taken on to meet high Christmas demand may also find that a seasonal temping job can turn into a permanent position. Among employers, a quarter (27%) plan to keep some temps on in the New Year, while a third (32%) has not yet decided.

REC Chief Executive Kevin Green, said:

“This is great news for people looking to find work this Christmas and shows that temporary work can act as a stepping stone into full-time permanent jobs for people who want to make that transition.”

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