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Umbrella company contractors based in the West Midlands will be pleased to learn that the region is the reason behind the UK’s recession recovery, according to a recent report.

The report, carried out by recruitment firm Hays, revealed that due to the West Midland’s broad based economy in sectors such as construction, automotive and education, this is helping to drive forward the UK’s economy.

Mark Staniland, Managing Director of Hays in the Midlands, said, “We are leading the way in the UK in terms of driving forward demand for staff. Because it is such a fantastic broad-based economy, both for manufacturing and the business sector, I think the Midlands outlook is very positive.

"There has been an accelerating demand from SMEs throughout 2013 as we go into 2014. I think the outlook going into 2014 is significantly better than it was a year ago, and there is the confidence to recruit permanent staff across all sectors.”

He added, “A lot of the building industry recruited temporary workers in 2013. There is a +20% increase in demand from the construction sector across all areas, and the demand for temporary staff is 20% up year on year, from bricklayers to quality design engineers.”

“We have seen continuing demand for permanent and temporary teachers. Overall, we have 3,000 temporary workers working for people across the Midlands and we are placing in permanent jobs about 200 people a month.”

Simon Dolan is the Sales & Marketing Manager for Contractor Umbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies and founder member of AllUmbrellaCompaniesAreEqual.
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