Scotland welcomes job market boom

Scotland
is experiencing a boom in job creation, with demand for staff higher than in
any part of the UK, according to a new survey.

The
Bank of Scotland poll of more than 100 recruitment and employment consultants
found the Scottish job market had improved for the 12th month in a row.

It
also found that a skills shortage was leading to an increase in average pay
rates.

Edinburgh
saw the biggest growth in staff placements as well as the highest rates of wage
inflation.

Tim
Crawford, Bank of Scotland’s group economist, told the Financial Times that
rising levels of new business in the Scottish economy had encouraged a growing
number of firms to invest in additional production capacity.

By Michael Millar

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