Bank of Scotland

Permanent placements increase at strongest rate since april 2011

21 May 2012

  • Marked growth of both permanent and temporary staff appointments
  • Demand for permanent staff rises at fastest pace for nine months
  • Edinburgh sees strongest rise in permanent appointments, Glasgow records fastest increase in temp staff billings

The latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs indicated a strong improvement in Scottish labour market conditions in April. Both permanent and temporary staff placements rose markedly over the month, with the rates of increase the fastest since April and January 2011 respectively. Recruitment agencies cited greater client demand, with vacancy growth also at new highs. Concurrently, candidate availability fell further, while average pay rates increased, albeit modestly.

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