HR GO Recruitment sees 11% rise in temp placements
The latest data from the Office for National Statistics, published today (April 16), showing a countywide fall of just over 1,000. In the number of people claiming Job Seekers allowance, is underlined by HR GO Recruitment’s own figures.
The long-established business with seven branches in the county – Ashford, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Folkestone, Ramsgate and Sittingbourne – and a further 30 nationwide – has seen a steep rise in demand for temps between January and March, up 11% on the same period in 2013.
Craig Vidler, Managing Director, based in HR GO plc’s Ashford head office, said: “We are delighted that the claimant count across Kent and Medway has fallen for the first time in three months. Our latest figures show an encouraging improvement in the jobs market and the economic signs suggest this may well continue.”
Jo Anne Smith, Kent Regional Director for HR GO Recruitment, added: “All seven branches have seen an upturn in demand for temporary staff. This has typically come from firms needing workers in predominantly the industrial and food sectors. HR GO Recruitment is extremely well placed to meet their requirements. We have an increasing number of reliable skilled and unskilled workers on our networked database and can respond quickly to changing workforce needs. We have also seen an increase in of permanent placement revenue, up 29% on last year’s figures which is excellent news.”