Temp placements rise in July

Following a dip in June, temporary placements rose strongly in July, according to the latest IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation ‘Report on Jobs’. However, agencies reported that the number of candidates fell sharply.

The growth of temp billings was broad-based across the four monitored English regions during July, with the sharpest rate of increase seen in the North of England.

Temporary staff vacancies rose across all of the 10 monitored job categories in July. The sharpest increases were seen across the blue collar and nursing/medical/care sectors, with the slowest increase signalled for the executive/professional category.

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