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Recruitment boss visits Yorkshire region

Recruitment boss visits Yorkshire region

The Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the professional body representing the UKs private recruitment industry, is on the road in Yorkshire next week (Wednesday March 11 and Thursday March 12).

Kevin Green will be at road-shows in Skipton, Leeds and Sheffield to meet members - recruitment professionals operating at different levels and across all sectors - to discuss with them the key issues facing them as a result of the recession.

This is the second in a series called REC on the Road being staged throughout the UK this year.

The recession is having a very profound effect on the jobs market but recruiters are playing an increasingly pivotal role in helping thousands of people - many of them recently made redundant - find new employment.

At the briefings, Kevin Green will speak about the RECs forthcoming plans and what they will mean for the RECs 614 corporate and 412 individual members in Yorkshire.

He will also seek members views and opinions on other matters which are important to their businesses.

With Kevin will be Anita Holbrow, the RECs Director of Marketing and Member Services. She will be talking about the RECs new programme of initiatives designed to help members survive and thrive in the current recession. These include the publication of two new research reports, a series of Beat the Recession seminars and the launch of its new Academy for Business.

Kevin Green commented: The RECs whole focus now is on helping our members beat the recession. We have listened to them and have created both the HELP programme and the Academy as a result of their comments, both of which will really give them the edge in rising to this challenge.

As the voice of the recruitment industry, our pledge is to keep them informed of any new regulations or legislations which may affect their businesses.

This is why we have been campaigning on issues such as removal of the Staff Hire Concession, which will mean VAT could be charged from April 1 just three weeks away now - on agency workers who are supplied to key sectors such as further education, healthcare and charities.

This new tax on jobs could mean another 150,000 jobs being put at risk at a time when the economy can least afford it, Kevin Green added.


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