Employers report that their ability to make hiring and investment decisions is now improving for the first time since February as lockdown eases. However, business confidence in the wider economy remains weak.
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has launched a new Jobs Recovery Tracker today (22 May), which uses job postings data to spot signs of labour market growth by county and occupation type. It found that there were around 950,000 unique job adverts in the UK between 11-17 May 2020, with the largest surges in hiring seen in rural areas.
SCHOOLS IGNORING GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTION ON PAYING SUPPLY TEACHERS
Supply teachers and other vital agency staff, including those in the NHS, must be supported financially during COVID-19 with schools being encouraged to follow Cabinet Office guidance to continue paying 80% of their temps’ salaries, the REC has said.
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