One in four businesses hiring
Over a quarter of British businesses were recruiting in 2005. Research from Jobcentre Plus indicates that small businesses were particularly active, with 56% recruiting or trying to recruit externally in the last 12 months; up 4% on the previous year.Minister for Employment, Jim Murphy, said: “ We have set ourselves an ambitious target of reaching an 80% employment rate and recognise that we need to do more to help match those who are now looking for work with the over 600 thousand vacancies in the UK economy.“ Lesley Strathie, Chief Executive, Jobcentre Plus, added: “The survey reveals a positive picture for the UK recruitment market. The number of employers looking to take on new staff has risen across the board and use of Jobcentre Plus services is at an all time high. The UK also continues to have an enviable rate of employment boosted by the ever-increasing number of vacancies successfully filled each year.”
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .
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