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UK Job seekers have the highest number of new opportunities at their disposal since 2009 according to Reed, as the job market ended 2012 at its strongest for three years.

Within the final quarter of 2012 there was a 10% year on year increase in job vacancies in December.  In the figures released by Reed, there were more job opportunities available in December 2012 in multiple regions than in December 2011. Also, Reed’s Job Index has increased by 10% on 2011’s figures.

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) who are the professional body for recruitment industry, have also released a report on the job market dated December 2012. The REC report shows that permanent placements have risen for 3 months in succession and temporary placements have also risen continuously for 5 months.  Job vacancies have also increased at their fastest pace for 20 months, and temp billing has also grown across the UK with the south showing the fastest rise.

The REC report in December also showed a slight decline in permanent staff since April, temporary and contract staff availability stayed the same.


Sources: Reed & REC


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