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New Jobs Opening Up Faster Than Any Time In Last 15 Years

09 Dec 2013

New Jobs Opening Up Faster Than Any Time In Last 15 Years

Statistics which take on board the findings of over 400 recruitment companies reveal that new job vacancies are opening up at the fastest pace in 15 years. That means you could now have a better chance of finding full or part time work than you would have had at any time since France put three goals past Brazil to raise the 1998 football World Cup.

The research, collated by specialist firm Markit and sponsored by professional services firm KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, suggests that businesses are becoming more confident in their staffing levels and are keen to take on new employees.

Salaries on offer for permanent jobs is rising at the fastest pace since 2007 and even temporary staff are seeing their pay packets growing.

Conversely, the number of candidates available to take on all of the new full and part time jobs that are being created, actually appears to be shrinking. There proportion of people making themselves available for work is now falling at a faster pace than at any time in the last six years.

Head of business services at KPMG, Bernard Brown, attempted to explain the anomaly of why there is a lack people who are available to fill the new roles:

“It may be that people are still worried about job security but it is more likely that we are seeing a return of the traditional winter slowdown in recruitment as staff are more focused on Christmas than careers,” opined Mr Brown, a partner at KPMG.

Particularly in demand for new permanent jobs are people with skills in nursing, care work and engineering. Unskilled workers are currently seeing the fastest rise in new temporary positions according to the Report On Jobs for November.

By area, the Midlands was the strongest performer in new jobs generation, of both the permanent and temporary variety.

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