UK labour market ‘heading in the right direction’, says Reed
Thu, 5 Apr 2012
The latest job index from recruiter Reed shows the number of online job postings rose by 9% in Q1 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.
This follows the news, reported earlier this week by recruiter.co.uk, that the number of new roles in the UK showed a slight month-on-month decline in February
The ‘Reed Job Index’ shows particular growth in the construction, engineering, IT, motoring and purchasing sectors, and growth present in every region of the UK apart from Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Martin Warnes, managing director of reed.co.uk, says: “The latest ‘Reed Job Index’ shows that job creation has been strong during the first three months of the year.
“But we mustn’t forget that, for a lot of people, finding work continues to be a real struggle, while the cost to business of employing staff remains a barrier to recruitment. The budget may have been seen as friendly to business, but the taxation burden of actually employing staff remains high which needs to be addressed by policy makers to assist continued job growth and a sustained job-led recovery.”