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Hiring in appointments 'went up last year', suggesting more graduate roles

Published: Thursday, 10 February 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

University-leavers looking for graduate vacancies have been given cause for optimism by a new study which reports that hiring has gone up.

A report for the first month of 2011 has revealed that appointments to both permanent and temporary positions rose in January.

The Report for Jobs - released yesterday (February 9th) by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and professional services firm KMPG - also shows that the demand for staff went up at the fastest rate since last June.

Bernard Brown, head of business services at KPMG said the findings of the study are "encouraging" for the UK economy, but tempered the optimism with a pragmatic view.

"Employers across all sectors have been expanding their workforce in January," he said. "However, it is too early to speculate whether these are the signs of a private sector-led recovery."

A recent report by the Mersey Partnership has revealed that up to 125,000 jobs will be created in Liverpool over the next decade.

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