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Recruiter urges construction workers to expand their skill set

Recruiter urges construction workers to expand their skill set
 
Leading UK recruitment specialist, Scantec Personnel is urging construction workers to expand their skill set following findings of the Recruitment & Employment Confederations first construction sector profile.
 
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has reported that September showed strong signs of recovery with 3 billion worth of new work commissioned almost exclusively by the Government and public sector.  However, the report warned that up-skilling and diversifying worker capability will be two key drivers for when the economy fully recovers.
 
John Robinson, Managing director of Scantec, has urged construction workers to seek out short term contracts as an opportunity to expand their skill set and develop their CVs.
 
The construction industry is changing and workers need to adapt to this he said. The Governments Green Revolution is a prime example of how the job market is developing. The Government has predicted that an estimated 160,000 jobs will be created by the green sector by 2020 in the UK.  However, construction workers need to show that they have the expertise to work in this field.  Short term contracts are a means of gaining valuable work experience whilst the market recovers.
 
Robinson advises that recruitment firms can help seek out relevant employment opportunities.
 
 The recession has wreaked havoc with the jobs market, he said. By using a recruitment firm unemployed construction workers can gain temporary work and show they are adaptable. The REC report showed that compared to other industries construction employers who want workers on a temporary basis are more likely to come to a recruitment agency as they offer quality candidates and a vast network of contacts. At Scantec we are seeing that employers are increasingly hiring temps for more strategic roles and not just emergency replacements. This will give construction workers who are looking for employment added value in showing they are flexible and help drive the economy forward as the REC report highlighted.

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