Surge in temporary jobs following Brexit 29/07/2016

Surge in number of temporary vacancies following Brexit

Research by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) indicates that there has been a dramatic surge in the number of temporary positions since last year.

Although Brexit has led to a decrease in the number of permanent positions, research suggests that the number of temporary vacancies in the UK has increased substantially.

According to Innovantage, demand for professionals in the technology sector increased by 57%.  Data also revealed that despite a decrease in the number of permanent vacancies, the number of temporary positions increased across a range of sectors including technology and construction.

Julie Selby, Membership Relations Manager at APSCo, said:

“It is evident that increased uncertainty in the weeks prior to the EU referendum weighed down heavily on overall hiring sentiment, and clear that employers have adopted a tentative approach to employing professionals on a permanent basis in favour of temporary hiring.

“While permanent vacancies in the construction sector did also experience an uplift year on year, the temporary market experienced the most significant growth, with demand soaring by 45% year on year to June.”

So contractors, have no fear there is still work out there for you!  If you’re interested in finding your next contract get in touch, we’ll be happy to help.  Email or call 0113 457 1454.

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