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REC - Jobs Outlook March - Employer hiring confidence rises even in lockdown

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Businesses’ confidence in their ability to hire new staff continued to improve in the three months to February 2021, according to new data from the REC. Employer confidence in hiring rose to a net level of +13 in December-February 2021, six percentage points higher than in the three months to January. In February alone, this surged to net: +29, as the government’s roadmap for easing lockdown was announced and firms were able to start to put their re-opening plans into action.

REC - Jobs Outlook March - Employer hiring confidence rises even in lockdown