Adecco Job Watch: UK job market facing challenging summer


Numbers of permanent and temporary general staffing roles advertised during June were significantly down according to data from Adecco.

The biggest decline in general staffing has been seen in the engineering and manufacturing sector which has seen vacancies drop by more than a third month on month on the permanent side (34.33%).

The data shows that overall there has been an 11.16% drop month on month.

The data also shows that few industries have shown any signs of growth, with only IT and accountancy showing very small growth in both perm and temp vacancies: accountancy permanent roles up 0.20%, and temporary 1.6%; IT permanent up 0.25% and temporary up 0.26%.

Steven Kirkpatrick, Managing Director at Adecco UK Ltd said:

“General staffing has taken a knock over the past month. We believe the reason behind this is something we are hearing quite a lot – that businesses are putting plans on hold for the Olympics, but will be looking to pick up in September when the perceived impact of the Games should have passed”.