Positive signs of jobs market improvement but skills gaps still exist

Positive signs of jobs market improvement but skills gaps still exist

Peter Searle, CEO at Adecco Group UK & I, today (14 August 2013)  warns that there is a gap between employer demands and the skills available in the labour market

“There are positive signs that the jobs market is improving, and the ONS stats released today support this. Employers who held off recruiting for the past few years are once again looking to invest in people, and this is helping to kickstart the jobs market.

“However, recovery may continue to be slow and job seekers need to be aware of the gap that exists between the demand for staff and the skills of candidates. Jobseekers need to consider carefully how they demonstrate their skills at application and beyond and take up opportunities to broaden their skills base.”