An employment survey by recruitment agency Reed has revealed that demand for new employees in the UK increased in June.
The Reed Job Index (RJI) showed a record number of jobs offered in engineering and insurance with overall demand for staff in professional services and traditional industrial sectors remaining strong.
The RJI rose by four points to reach 125 in June, helped also by demand for seasonal staff in the leisure and tourism industries. Demand for new staff was found to be strongest in East Anglia and the East Midlands.
The report also showed that salaries for new employees are static, remaining at the level they were at in May.
Martin Warnes, managing director of reed.co.uk, said: “Demand for skilled, highly-qualified staff has fuelled this month's increase. Key job sectors such as insurance and engineering reached the highest levels we have experienced since our job index began 18 months ago.”
Meanwhile, a report published on the financial services by the CBI/Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) shows that the financial services sector has continued to recover in the second quarter of 2011. New employees have grown at their fastest pace since the financial crisis began in 2007.
CBI’s chief economic adviser Ian McCafferty said: “What is heartening is the unexpected, strong rise in numbers employed in the sector, the fastest since the financial crisis began in 2007.”
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