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Scotland sees increase in recruitment demands

Published: Monday, 17 December 2007   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

The jobs market in Scotland is recovering, with demand for staff in permanent roles increasing, according to a report.

Research by Bank of Scotland also showed that in November employment and average pay growth weakened compared to October.

Martin Ellis, chief economist at Bank of Scotland, commented: "The recent easing in Scottish labour market conditions from June's peak reflects in part the impact of the interest rate rises from earlier in the year. Growth in job vacancies, employment and pay all appear to have lost some momentum since the summer."

He added that the labour market is still "relatively tight" with the demand for further permanent staff "still firm".

The engineering and construction sector is where permanent staff are most needed, according to the research. Nursing and medical care is where temporary workers are most sought after.

Earlier this month statistics from the International Labour Office showed that the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance fell by 700 in November.

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