UK: Recruitment up for third consecutive month

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October was the third consecutive month which saw growth in permanent and temporary job recruitment, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG. Kevin green, chief executive of the REC, believes that these figures show that the job market in the UK is recovering thanks to a flexible job market and a ‘balanced attitude towards employment legislation’ and that unemployment will not hit the 3 million mark in 2010 which some have predicted.

At the same time, KPMG’s Bernard Brown sounded a note of caution by emphasising that the effect of impending public-sector redundancies had yet to be felt – something which he predicts will happen within the first 12 months of a new government being elected, an event which is due next June at the latest.


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