Increased business confidence leads to rise in hiring staff!
The latest report by the REC (Recruitment Employment Confederation) shows that figures released in February by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the UK jobs market grew in the three months to December 2019. The number of available jobs was 810,000, an increase of 7,000 which was the first quarterly increase for more than a year. There was almost 33 million people in employment which is a new record and the employment rate grew to a high of 76.5%. The unemployment figure remains at 3.8%, which is 0.2% lower than the same period last year.
The REC have also found that permanent hires are increasing as confidence in the economy rises again. This could be attributed to the December election and the previous Brexit issues finally being resolved.
Intro Personnel continues to recruit for a wide range of both temporary and permanent vacancies, offering attractive opportunities to the diverse workforce of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire and we are pleased to see that business confidence is improving after an unsettling 2019.
Intro Personnel are proud to be a member of the REC and further reading can be found at – https://www.rec.uk.com/news-and-policy/press-releases/ons-labour-market-statistics-businesses-hiring-again-as-confidence-grows