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Perm placements highest since last summer says Report on Jobs

While the volume of temporary placements made by UK recruiters dipped again, permanent placements rose to their highest levels since summer 2014, according to April’s Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)/KPMG ‘Report on Jobs’.
The report’s seasonally adjusted index, measuring perm placement activity among recruiters, posted a reading of 60.6 – the highest figure since last August and up on last month’s reading of 59.5. Any reading over 50 indicates growth.
The volume of temp/contract billings made by recruiters recorded a reading of 58.4, down from the previous month’s reading of 61.2 and the lowest reading this year.
Demand for staff rose at its strongest rate in six months. The Report on Jobs Vacancy Index reached 65.6 in April from 65.4 in March.
Across all recruitment sectors executive/professional workers were the most sought after permanent staff marginally ahead of accounting and financial professionals, while nurses continue to dominate demand among temporary placements. 
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