HR GO reports soaring temporary staff demand in Kent
The latest data from the Office for National Statistics, published yesterday, showed the claimant count in the county has fallen to 24,777, the lowest total for more than five years.
Nationally, the number of people in work soared to 30.54 million in the three months to April, up 345,000 (1.2%) on the previous quarter and 780,000 (2.6%) up on the same time a year ago.
The latest HR GO Recruitment Jobs Barometer shows another jump in temporary placements in the past three months, underlining the strength of the jobs market across the county.
Jo Anne Smith, Kent Regional Director for HR GO Recruitment, added: “All seven branches continue to see an upturn in demand for temporary workers as of the 1st June 2014 compared with this time last year, HR GO Recruitment has seen a 27% increase in its assigned temporary workers across the county.
Craig Vidler, Managing Director, based in HR GO plc’s Ashford head office, said: “This is excellent news for people and businesses in Kent and Medway, as well as the rest of the UK. I’m delighted to see the claimant count has fallen again to a five-year low. These encouraging figures are in line with our own which show rapidly rising demand across all sectors.”
HR GO Recruitment has also seen a jump in demand for permanent staff.