Uncertainty hits companies’ hiring plans

Growth in new permanent jobs dropped to its lowest level in almost two years last month as economic uncertainty impacted companies’ hiring plans. Recruitment agencies across the Midlands registered only a fractional rise in permanent placements in December, according to The KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs: Midlands. The increase was the weakest in the current 29-month sequence of expansion and was the slowest of all four monitored English regions. Anecdotal evidence suggested that stronger than normal demand in November had... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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