As reported by the BBC, according to a survey of recruitment consultants and employers, the jobs market is now on the ‘road to recovery’ as the demand for staff rises.
The survey, which was sponsored by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, found that demand for temporary staff in December saw its largest rise in 6 months. Sectors such as computing, engineering, accounting and professional services saw the strongest increases.
However, there is still need for caution according to KPMG who warn that the future of the jobs market is unstable due to the government’s austerity measures. Bernard Brown, head of Business Services at KPMG said that the jobs market was entering “a critical phase with two big question marks. First the impact of the government cutbacks in public sector spend and employment, which should start to bite over the coming months. Second the impact of the recent VAT increase, and whether this will affect UK consumer demand and job creation.”