A recent survey of recruitment consultants has given hope for the construction industry by showing that construction and engineering workers have become the most sought after employees.
The growth in placements by recruitment consultants for permanent construction and engineering staff scored an index of 57.7, where 50 represents no change and anything over 50 represents growth. For temporary jobs in construction and engineering, the index was slightly higher at 58.
There was an overall growth across all industries, with a rise in permanent staff for the first time in four months during January. The January reading across all jobs was 51.2, up from 48.5 in December.
The report is co-produced by KPMG, whose head of Business Services, Bernard Brown, said: “There are signs within some industries that things are looking up. Amongst the engineering, construction and IT sectors demand for permanent staff has increased since the turn of the year. With so much attention being paid to these sectors at the moment, close attention should be paid to see if this is a trend set to continue as the year progresses.”
Recipro sourced this article from Construction Index.