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Scottish permanent job placements at a ten-year high

10 Mar 14  | Recruitment News

New statistics show that the jobs market in Scotland is currently thriving.

Data from the Bank of Scotland found that permanent jobs placement are the highest they have been in the country for the last decade. It also found that starting rates are also rising faster than they have in the last ten years.

The barometer surveyed a total of 105 recruitment and employment agencies. 

Talking about the research, Donald MacRae, chief economist at the bank, told "The number of people appointed to both permanent and temporary jobs rose sharply while the number of vacancies increased strongly, reflecting strong demand from employers. These results show business confidence in Scotland is on the increase and suggest the recovery will continue in 2014."

Finance secretary John Swinney also claimed that figures relating to Scotland's gross domestic product showed that the country's economy is continuing to grow stronger and that several industries, such as manufacturing, services and construction are excelling currently.

This latest data also showed that the government is "creating the right conditions for sustained long-term employment in Scotland", according to Scotland Office minister in the UK government, David Mundell.

Private-sector employment has increased by over 75,000 jobs in the last year and by over 107,000 since 2010. 
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