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REC Comment On The UK Jobs Market

REC Comment On The UK Jobs Market

Ahead of today’s ONS employment figures, Tom Hadley from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) comments on the UK’s jobs market.

Tom Hadley, Director of Policy and Professional Services says: “Employer confidence remains strong and the outlook for the UK labour market in 2013 is generally very positive, although there are still legitimate reasons to worry about persistent levels of youth unemployment.

“The private sector continues to overcompensate for public sector job losses and in some high demand areas starting salaries are inflating as businesses find themselves in a race for talent.

“When skills shortages emerge employers need to be flexible. Business demand for candidates in highly skilled areas like engineering, IT and management is outstripping the UK’s current supply of qualified and experienced candidates. Bosses need to think about whether they could do just as well by taking on someone who shows potential if they can’t find candidates with the years of experience they might initially feel are necessary for a role. That change in attitude would also be good news for graduates and younger jobseekers.”

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