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Half of UK employers expect they will struggle to find staff - response from totaljobs

Stephen Warnham, Jobs Expert at totaljobs:

With UK unemployment continuing to fall, this comes as no surprise that employers are now struggling to find permanent staff. The rise of the ‘gig economy’ across the UK, paired with an increasing amount of contracting roles in the city and tech firms, is impacting on the traditional permanent staff model. The fall in net migration to the UK is also limiting the pool of talent for employers further. For businesses to maintain confidence, they need to be assured that they can still find top talent. Recent totaljobs research found that 43% of employers are already turning towards the gig economy to plug the skills gap, demonstrating the importance of this sector in the UK jobs market. ”