REC regional directors respond to Report on Jobs

Filed under Press release

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Released on 15 March 2011

The latest Report on Jobs published by the REC and KPMG showed strong and faster rises in both the placements of permanent and temporary staff last month with the overall level of job vacancies increasing at the strongest rate since April last year.

There have also been encouraging indications of movement in specific local jobs markets, according to the REC’s regional directors though some areas are still experiencing shortages of suitably skilled candidates.

Commenting on the Report on Jobs, Mark Hathway, the REC’s regional director for Yorkshire and Humberside said:

“There are some positive signs that this situation will improve even more through the proposed offshore wind turbine manufacturing plant in Hull which could create up to 10,000 jobs in the area especially in sectors such as engineering and construction.

“This development will be a real boost to the area and could also help to alleviate the current challenges we have both here and across the rest of the UK in helping more young people who are not in education or work. This scheme in Hull exemplifies the kind of private sector initiative which will go a long way to easing this situation.”

Clive Hutchings, the REC’s South East regional director, said: 

“We are now definitely beginning to see signs of the market for jobs being stronger in the next three months. This has been particularly noticeable in sectors such as IT, engineering, mechanical, electronics and software development where demand for skilled staff is now gathering momentum."

Lisa Boutineau, director of REC Scotland, said:

“Scottish recruiters are still experiencing a shortage of candidates with key skills in the engineering and technical sectors with vacancies in oil, gas and renewables still presenting a challenge. "

 

 

Contact: Ed Sexton

Phone: 020 7009 2192

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