Job placements at 25-month low

British recruitment firms said the number of people placed in permanent jobs fell at the fastest pace since 2009 in November, highlighting the pressures on the economy at a time of public spending cuts and worries about the Eurozone. A survey for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and accountant KPMG released today shows that private sector job creation slowed to a 25-month low. The pace of temporary placements also slowed.