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UK Workers In High Demand As Job Adverts Hold At 1.7 Million

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UK Recruiters report the number of job adverts has stabilised at around 1.7 million, reflecting steady demand for employees.

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) said the figure remained almost the same for months.

REC chief executive Neil Carberry said: “The number of active job adverts remains above 1.7 million which shows steady demand for workers despite slow progress in the wider economy.

“Employers are intent on hiring and investing in their own business but are acting more cautiously because of economic and political uncertainty. 

“We expect this to change as inflation stays low and interest rates drop over the summer.”

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The report highlighted notable increases in adverts for stonemasons, building and civil engineering technicians, and forestry workers last month. 

There were declines in adverts for nannies and au pairs, probation officers, and data entry administrators.

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