Permanent placements growth hit a 26-month high in June according to the REC/KPMG Report on Jobs. Not only was this part of the industry displaying its strongest performance since April 2011 but temporary/contract staff billings also rose at a much sharper pace, with the latest increase the strongest in seven months. The rate of expansion of job vacancies accelerated to a three-year high in June while sharper increases in demand were signalled for both permanent and temporary workers.
“We are now seeing the UK jobs market blast off with the highest number of people being placed in permanent jobs for two years and demand for staff at a three year high,” said REC Chief Executive Kevin Green. “The UK jobs market has been agile enough to weather the recession and emerge with more people in work than ever before and has performed considerably better than our European counterparts.