The new figures from the Office for National Statistics have come out and have shown unemployment falling, with the largest annual drop in 26 years, down by 468,000, bringing the unemployment rate to a new six-year low of 6.2%.
The employment rate is now back up to the level last seen before the recession, with 30.61m in work, at a rate of 73%. Even more good news follows with the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance now falling below 1 million.
Many business have struggled since the recession hit in September 2008, which of course caused the rate of unemployment to rise however the recruitment sector in the past has showcased its unrivalled resilience under harsh economic pressures, and those recruitment firms that fought through the recession will now begin to reap the benefits as the job market begins to get stronger. Businesses across the nation begin to increase their headcount as the economy picks up and companies like us here at Stage are here to source the ideal candidates quickly and efficiently.
Stage offer a range of resourcing services including contract and permanent recruitment as well as full project delivery services. Many of our clients opt to use our 2 CV approach, which we only send the best two candidates over so our clients have more time to focus on their core activities rather than resourcing.
If you’re struggling to find that perfect candidate for your role, looking for a new resource partner or just have the odd job to fill then give Stage a call on 0207 969 2703 and we can help you with your resource problems.