“We’re excited by the challenges ahead and are ready to help companies find the right personnel to nourish their workforce.”

A recent Global CEO Survey by PwC’s, launched at the World Economic Forum in Davis, indicated that UK employers are the most confident in the world, with 65% saying they plan to increase their company’s headcount this year, compared to 45% in 2013.

This recent report has fuelled speculation that the UK recruitment industry is set for a recovery in the permanent jobs market, following a recent announcement that unemployment fell to 7.1% between September and November 2013, according to economist and recruitment industry consultant, Sue Dodd.

The latest figures confirmed the pace of the UK’s economic recovery, which is great news for all recruitment companies as unemployment fell by 167,000 to 2.32m compared with the previous quarter and the number of those in work soared by 280,000 to 30.15m, the largest rise since records began in 1971.

The figures, which compare the three months to the end of November 2013, with the previous quarter between June and August 2013, reveal that 220,000 of the 280,000 new jobs were full time, reversing a previous trend that had seen many people forced to take part-time work.

Unemployment was down 167,000 quarter-on-quarter, the largest fall since 1997 and the lowest level since April 2009.

“These figures are encouraging and confirm that the UK’s economic recovery is now well underway. As a whole, temporary employment levels are looking stable and the employment climate is improving. Our industry is set for recovery in both the permanent market as well as a continuation of some temporary growth.” Commented Mark Burton, Director.

The employment landscape is looking positive for jobseekers in 2014 as growth forecasts are revised upwards for this year and that can only be good for recruitment companies like Orbital.

“We’re excited by the challenges ahead and are ready to help companies find the right personnel to nourish their workforce.” Added Mark.

David Cameron tweeted: “The biggest quarterly increase in employment on record. More jobs means more security, peace of mind and opportunity for the British people.”

By Mark Burton

Orbital Recruitment are a supplier of personnel both temporary and permanent to companies throughout the UK and are a specialist in delivering onsite recruitment services, in particular e-fulfilment recruitment services. Find out more about the wide variety of recruitment services we offer.