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Temporary jobs rise in December

Demand for staff picked up in December for the first time in three months, new research by UK recruiters suggests.
The spike was mostly due to temporary vacancies, said the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and financial services firm KPMG.
Firms are looking to take on more temporary staff due to uncertainty over the Covid crisis and Brexit, they said.
Permanent jobs saw a small uplift, according to data from 400 recruitment and employment consultancies.
Although temporary vacancies rose at their fastest rate in more than two years, the increase in permanent roles marked the first boost seen since September.
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