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Brexit hits professional recruitment; BUSINESS WIRE.

DEMAND for professionals in the North West declined by 5% year-on-year to May this year, according to research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

However, the data, provided by recruitment software company Innovantage, revealed that, despite an overall decrease in vacancies, a number of sectors are still experiencing growth.

Professional contracting vacancies in the construction sector grew by 21% while marketing, advertising and PR experienced an uplift of 13%.

APSCo regional director, Moya Rylands, said: "After a number of months of steady upward growth in the North West, demand in the region has dipped. However, this marginal decline is by no means exclusive to the region. It has become apparent that employers are adopting a tentative approach to hiring as uncertainty over the EU referendum continues to loom."

She added: "The significant uplift in demand for professionals in the construction sector is a positive sign of growth."

And she said that demand for contractors in the advertising and PR sector was "no doubt in part due to the growth of digital hubs across the region."

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 23, 2016
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