Permanent placements fall amid uncertainty and reluctance to hire
January saw the first fall in permanent placements in the Midlands since July 2016 in January as firms were more hesitant to hire workers due to uncertainty.
The decrease was only modest, but the second-fastest of the monitored English regions that registered a decline in permanent placements (behind the North).
Only the South posted a rise in permanent placements, with contraction in the North, Midlands and London weighing on the UK average.
Temp billings received by recruitment firms in the Midlands continued to rise in Jan... For the full story register now for free or login below...