Budget must stimulate growth or jobs miracle might be over, says REC

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is calling on chancellor George Osborne to use tomorrow’s Budget to deliver practical measures in three areas to stimulate growth and jobs.

According to the REC, recruiters are already finding it hard to supply jobs in certain areas such as IT and engineering to fill current demand.

It believes government infrastructure will need to be mirrored by a systematic focus on skills to prevent these skills shortages becoming a barrier to further growth.

REC has also called for Osborne to protect the UK’s flexible labour market, which it believes has been critical to maintaining employment levels and avoiding the high rates of joblessness seen in other countries…


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