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Hiring of Permanent staff falls for the first time since September 2012
The jobs survey by Markit has reported that demand for Permanent staff in both the Engineering and Construction sectors fell on the run up to the referendum.
Demand for contract staff in both sectors also eased slightly from the previous month but was still strong.
Commenting on the latest survey results, REC chief executive Kevin Green was quoted as saying: “Uncertainty during the run-up to the referendum saw many employers suspend permanent hiring and instead bring in temporary, contractor or interim staff to hedge against potential changes to their growth prospects.
“Whilst it is too early to assess what the impact of the vote to leave the EU will be on jobs, our data underlines the need for uncertainty to be minimised so that our economy and our labour market are not adversely affected.
The best thing for business right now is clear and calm leadership and as much clarity as possible on what the post-EU future will look like”
Key points from the June survey:
Brexit concerns hit recruitment activity in June
Pay growth slows further
Engineers most in demand:
Permanent: Architects and Technicians, Design Engineers
Contract: Electrical Engineers
The Report on Jobs is a monthly publication produced by Markit and sponsored by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and KPMG LLP.
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