UK: Permanent job placements down in June

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According to the monthly ‘Report on Jobs’ issued by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, the number of people being placed in permanent jobs in June was the lowest since January 2010. The number of temporary placements also fell to the lowest level in seven months. Despite this, the REC Chief Executive – Kevin Green – stressed that demand for permanent and temporary staff was rising.

With 20% of under 24-year olds being jobless, Green underlined the importance of tackling youth unemployment whilst KPMG emphasised the need for the private sector to absorb the impending job losses in the public sector.