Job recruitment has returned to pre-pandemic levels with hiring intentions at an eight-year high as the economy recovers from the easing of restrictions.
All sectors are experiencing a recovery in jobs and an improvement in pay prospects, a quarterly report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found.
There is employer optimism across the private, public and voluntary sectors. It extends to industries including retail and hospitality, parts of the economy that have been most exposed to the crisis.
Employment intentions are at their highest since February 2013 when Britain was emerging from the recession of the global financial crisis.
The encouraging outlook comes amid the latest easing of Covid rules today, with pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants allowed to serve customers indoors, and with the latest official jobs figures due tomorrow. They are expected to show that the unemployment rate fell to 4.8 per cent in the … Read the rest