A further indication of labour market buoyancy today as a survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) reveals 56% of employers will hire more permanent staff over the next quarter.  The latest JobsOutlook survey carried out by the REC displays the responses of 600 employees from the public, private and non-profit sectors and from a range of industries and organisation sizes, and also states that the demand for agency staff will “stay the same”. This comes seven days after the Office for National Statistics shows the number of job vacancies in the UK continued to rise through apring and early summer, while the number of people out of work fell again. The JobsOutlook reports that 56% of employers plan to increase their permanent workforce during the next quarter and 49% plan to increase it over the next four to 12 months. REC director Tom Hadley says the survey shows that businesses “are more optimistic about the future than they were 12 months ago”. - See more at: http://www.recruiter.co.uk/news