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Professional Vacancies Up by a Third, Says APSCo

Professional recruitment firms now have +29% more vacancies on their books compared with the same time last year, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

This increase in opportunities coincides with the latest research from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM,) which has announced that 37% of workers are planning to leave their current jobs in 2015, a dramatic increase from 2014 (19%) and 2013 (13%).

Beneath this headline figure, the latest data from APSCo reveals that growth in the professional staffing market continues to climb across all of the trade association’s core sector groups.

Permanent vacancies across Finance & Accounting, IT, Engineering, and Media & Marketing are all up year-on-year (by +16%, +31%, +53%, and +15% respectively). This positive sentiment is in line with recent figures released by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which reported that half of British businesses are planning to expand their workforce in 2015.


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