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6,000 Christmas jobs still unfilled as demand soars

A new study from job search engine Adzuna.co.uk has revealed over 6,000 Christmas jobs are still available in the UK, an impressive 50% increase on last year, as employers struggle to cope with the festive rush. The big British Retailers are hiring almost 5% extra staff this winter, amounting to thousands of temporary roles flooding…

28,000 temp workers needed between now and Christmas, especially multi-lingual operators

An average 28,000 temporary workers will be hired per week between now and Christmas according to multi-brand recruitment organisation, The Cordant Group,’s own internal vacancy figures, as companies prepare for the seasonal rush.  This is an increase of 8,000 a week compared to The Cordant Group’s number of average weekly temporary job vacancies. With the British Retail Consortium describing…

Sharp increase in salaries as skilled workers in short supply

Sharper increase in salaries as candidate availability deteriorates further Strong growth of permanent and temporary appointments maintained Overall vacancies rise at sharpest rate in over six years The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today (8 November) – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing…

Employers turn to temporary workers to fill vacancies as double dip recession bites

Temporary placements up 7%, as permanent market falls 5% 9% slump in London’s recruitment sector Graduate salaries down 18% Employers are increasingly turning to the UK’s temporary workers base to fill vacancies, rather than recruiting permanent staff, according to the latest jobs data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). According to the latest…

Comensura and North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) Extend Contract to April 2014

Comensura, the specialists in organisational efficiency through the managed supply of people, announced today that it has agreed an extension of its collaborative temporary workforce framework contract with NEPO for a further two years. The extension consolidates the partnership between Comensura and NEPO which has been in place since early 2009. NEPO represents the 12…

Temporary working rises as unemployment remains high

With January’s unemployment figures expecting to remain high, data from de Poel, the UK’s number one procurer of temporary agency labour, reveals that the use of temporary staff in the UK rose by 13% in January compared to the same period last year. Figures from de Poel show that temporary workers are a popular choice…

Manufacturers likely to turn to temporary labour

The UK manufacturing sector is likely to turn to temporary recruitment due to poor visibility on how the sector is likely to fare, according to Chris Williamson, director and chief economist at Markit. The latest data from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit shows UK industrial production was down 1.5% in the last quarter…

Temporary NHS staff to hit hardest by budget cuts, says REC

Following on from the recent Trade Union predictions of 50,000 job losses in the NHS, the REC has highlighted the fact that temporary and locum staff are the hidden casualty of NHS cuts. Agency budgets are to be slashed by 45 per cent, putting thousands of temporary jobs at risk. Commenting on the implications for…

An expert has encouraged companies to consider hiring temporary staff to resolve talent shortages and pointed out that demand for short-term workers has risen sharply in recent months. Recruitment and Employment Confederation policy and professional services director Tom Hadley suggested that the number of businesses – particularly small to medium-sized enterprises – taking on temps…

Nearly 70% of recruitment agencies are expecting a shortage of temporary agency workers over the Christmas period. Research from de Poel, the number one procurer of temporary agency labour, shows that recruitment agencies are expecting heavy shortages in most sectors, including retail but especially in the logistics and care sector. The festive period sees a…