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Figures show that many companies are increasing the number of job opportunities they have available and this could mean extra work for limited company contractors.

22 June 2012

Figures show that many companies are increasing the number of job opportunities they have available and this could mean extra work for limited company contractors.

Research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that the number of people taking on new positions rose by 166,000 in the three months leading up to the end of March.

On top of that, the number of new opportunities created in the private sector increased by 7,000 to 465,000 year-on-year.

This could mean that firms turn to the services offered by contractors as a way of filling roles on a temporary basis – particularly in industries such as IT and financial services.

Employment minister Chris Grayling said: "This time we're seeing a very healthy increase in full-time jobs and that's clearly very welcome.

"Any fall in unemployment is very welcome, but I remain cautious over the next few months, given the continuing economic challenges we face. That's clearly the private sector growing faster than the public sector is changing its rate of employment, so that's clearly what we always hoped would happen and that's good news."


By James Roberts

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