Commenting on today’s employment figures from the Office for National Statistics, director of policy of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation Tom Hadley says:
“The jobs market continues to be on the road to recovery and there are signs that this recovery is accelerating. We’ve seen job vacancies rising to a six year high last month.
“Looking ahead the huge challenge we face is ensuring that there are enough workers with the right skills to meet this demand. More efforts should be focused on addressing this skills gap rather than picking holes in flexible working arrangements.”
He added: “We still need to do more to help young people break into the world of work and ensure that workers can continue to progress within the jobs market. To achieve this, the priority must be to develop careers guidance network which is fit for purpose.”