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Temporary work placements on the rise

Published: Thursday, 14 April 2011   Category: Work Experience

One of the main avenues for university-leavers looking for graduate vacancies looks to be on the up as it was revealed that the number of temporary placements rising.

The temping agency company de Poel revealed recently that the number of hours worked by temporary workers rose in March, according to HR trade magazine The Recruiter.

University-leavers looking for graduate jobs will often search for graduate placements and graduate work experience first, hoping that this will lead to a full-time job.

Figures from the temping company have revealed that the average number of hours were up by just over ten per cent in March.

Matthew Sanders, chief executive of de Poel, said that the results show the tentative feeling still present in the recruitment industry.

"This data shows that businesses are still wary about employing permanent staff and so temporary workers are a brilliant solution to business fluctuations and the need for short-term labour," he said.

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