Recruitment of permanent staff expanded last month for the first time since September, according to KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. "Recruiters indicated that the upturn was driven by increased market activity and greater confidence, partly due to recent vaccine news," the report said. Meanwhile, demand for temporary workers rose at its fastest in over two years, with an increase in vacancies driving up starting salaries and temporary wages. James Stewart, vice-chairman at KPMG, said: "We will have to see what January brings with a new lockdown sure to fuel economic uncertainty, alongside preparing and adapting to the new relationship with the EU. But there is hopefully light at the end of the tunnel for both business and jobseekers."
Read more: The Times
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