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Plymouth Expert Welcomes Report Showing Job Growth in Southern England


The jobs market has seen the strongest rise in people being placed into permanent work for nearly three years, a new report says.

The Report on Jobs: South of England, which covers Plymouth but not London, showed permanent staff placements last month increased at the fastest pace since July 2010.

There was also strong growth in demand for temporary staff. And starting salaries rose too, but this may be due to a skills shortage, experts think.

Ian Brokenshire (pictured), office senior partner for professional services firm KPMG in Plymouth, welcomed the report and said: “The south’s job market put in a stellar performance to post the strongest growth in permanent placements seen across the entire country.

“With the number of permanent staff taken on by local businesses now at a three-year high, this is a welcome indication that economic recovery is gathering momentum in the region.”