The number of employees entering full-time employment last
month was the least for two years, according to a survey.
The percentage of staff dropped from 57.9 per cent in
February this year to 54.6 per cent last month.
Report on Jobs, published by the Recruitment and
Employment Confederation, also shows that the rate of increase of permanent salaries
fell sharply to the lowest level since December 1999.
Increases in permanent salaries dropped from 61.7 per cent
in February to 57.9 per cent in March.
“The report highlights that there is a further slowdown in
demand for staff across all sectors despite the widespread skills shortage,”
said REC economist Richard Harding.