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Almost six out of ten companies surveyed by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in September said they intended to hire more permanent staff between now and Christmas.
The latest JobsOutlook also reports a jump from 43% to 50% in the proportion of employers that expect their permanent headcount to increase over the next 4-12 months.
Employers continue to value agency workers, with nine out of ten planning to either maintain or increase their use of temps over the next year. The top three reasons given by employers for using agency staff are to manage peaks in demand, to cover leave or the short-term provision of a particular skill.
The JobsOutlook also found that:
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