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REC: 60% of firms to recruit this quarter

Results from the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC's) monthly JobsOutlook report has shown that the majority of firms are planning to bolster their permanent workforces over the next three months.

The findings revealed that 60 per cent of those surveyed said they planned on doing so, while 36 per cent confirmed they would not be letting any staff go. Only four per cent confessed they would be reducing the number of people they employed. 

Looking further ahead, 54 per cent will be bolstering their permanent staff numbers in the next four to 12 months.

Chief executive of the REC Kevin Green said of the results: "Speculation about a possible triple dip recession has not dissuaded employers from their plans to hire."

GDP results revealed by the Office for National Statistics showed that the British economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2013, thereby avoiding the triple dip recession about which many were concerned.

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Posted by Nikki BarristerADNFCR-1617-ID-801580197-ADNFCR

01/05/2013