Jobs in the South- latest news

Latest news on Jobs in the South. Commenting on the latest survey results, Phil Cotton, regional chairman for KPMG in the South said:

“Combine the latest job figures with news that business confidence has reached a new high and it’s easy to share the renewed sense of optimism amongst employers. Demand for permanent workers in the South has hit a 16-year peak, showing that businesses are investing and creating jobs in the region. Little wonder there is speculation suggesting Mark Carney might revise the unemployment benchmark at which an interest rate rise will be considered. “

“The recovery is clearly gaining momentum, but it will remain delicate until exports show stronger growth. As a result employers and individuals, alike, will be keeping an eye on interest rates and the impact any changes have on the pound in their pocket before deciding if a new job is the way to go. Some uncertainty still remains because the availability of staff to fill roles in the South has seen a steep fall – the biggest for almost six years. The risk is that if it continues employers, who are desperate to fill a gap, could become stretched beyond their means at the same time as overinflating the market by offering high salaries just to tempt employees to move.”

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