Job placements up in November

Permanent placements and temp billings rose at the fastest rates for three months in November, according to a UK labour market report released today. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs, which draws on recruitment consultancies data, showed three-month highs for both permanent placements and temporary billings, following a previous slowdown. There was an increase in overall job vacancies, though this rise was the slowest for just over a year. Chief executive of REC Kevin Green, said: “The jobs market remains fragile ...but confidence does seem to be returning amongst private sector employers.”