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Graduate vacancies may be opening in Scotland as employment rises

Published: Monday, 21 March 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

People looking for graduate vacancies may wish to search north of the border, as - according to the Bank of Scotland's latest Report on Jobs - permanent and temporary placements are on the up.

The report, which also revealed that the average salaries and wages of Scottish workers rose, showed that billings for employment went up.

Donald MacRae, chief economist at the Bank of Scotland, said the statistics were promising, but that they need to be kept at this level for an extended period of time to bring down the number of people out of work.

"All eight employment sectors recorded an increase in demand for both temporary and permanent workers, with a noticeable pick-up of growth in engineering and construction vacancies," he said.

"However, we need these improvements to be sustained throughout the year to begin to reduce unemployment."

Last week, the Office of National Statistics revealed that employment in Scotland went up in the fourth quarter of 2011, when there were 2,487,000 people in jobs.

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