Britain set for record hiring spree in the final quarter

Britain set for record hiring spree: Half of UK employers planning to increase their workforce before end of the year

Half of UK employers plan to increase their workforce in the final quarter

A record number of firms are planning to hire more staff before the end of the year.

In a boost to Britain’s recovery from the pandemic, half of employers plan to increase their workforce in the final quarter, according to a survey from employment firm Manpower Group.

But businesses are facing tough competition in the labour market, as companies fight it out for new staff amid a shortage of workers.

The national employment outlook is at an all-time high of 32 per cent, according to Manpower, a 39-point increase from the end of last year. 

Any positive number indicates that more employers plan to increase rather than cut staff numbers.

Chris Gray, a director at Manpower UK, said: ‘The labour market has roared back to life for the fourth quarter. 

This follows the rapid vaccine rollout across the UK and the end of restrictions this summer.’

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