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October 11 2016

Employers opt for Temporary Staff as Permanent Recruitment Plummets

"The number of people being hired on a permanent basis has dropped more quickly than at any point since May 2009, according to a widespread study of recruiters. The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) report, compiled by Markit, found that nearly 38% of recruiters placed fewer people in permanent positions in July, compared with 32% in June. July was the second successive month that placements had decreased. Many respondents indicated that uncertainty around Brexit had prompted clients to seek short-term staffing solutions, with temporary and contract hiring increasing among 34% of those surveyed, up 2% on June. REC chief executive Kevin Green said: ""Demand for staff remains strong with vacancies continuing to rise, but the sharp fall in placements suggests that businesses are highly cautious about committing to new hires."""