Scottish jobs keep rising, but growth weaker than before
Mon, 18 Jun 2012
May saw further improvement to the Scottish jobs market, with both permanent and temporary roles rising strongly, but not as strongly as in April, the Bank of Scotland’s latest Report on Jobs reveals.
The study of over 100 recruitment and employment consultancies saw the greatest rise in permanent placements in Edinburgh, and Glasgow the greatest for temps.
Aberdeen recruiters noted the strongest increase in availability of both categories of jobseeker.
Donald MacRae, chief economist at Bank of Scotland, says that “the Scottish labour market is showing resilience in the face of the global slowdown of 2012”.
The cities with the greatest inflation of permanent and temporary pay were Edinburgh and Dundee respectively.
This is the third month in a row IT & computing has been the industry with the greatest increase in staff demand on the permanent side, and the second consecutive month for the temp side.
Secretarial & clerical remained the second-highest growth industries on both sides, a position it too occupied last month.