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Recruitment Agencies

There are many people in the UK today suffering due to the uncertain economic times. Luckily, there are many companies offering help and advice for job-seekers, along with many government agencies like the Jobseeker Plus who also offer training and help. Despite this help, many still find it extremely hard to get back on their feet. This year (2011) the unemployment rate in the UK is the highest in 17 years.



Unemployment among the youth is the highest, currently around 18.3 percent. Hence, there are many recruitment agencies now in the UK offering services specifically for young people, especially for those who already have some work experience, but fresh graduates and school
leavers still have a hard time and need assistance.



In some industries today in the UK, there are up to 83 graduates applying for a single vacancy, more importantly there is very little hope that many more jobs will be created in the near future. For this reason, many job seekers sign up with multiple recruitment services using different websites, but even with multiple agency registrations, many people still find that they don't get all the support they need to get a job. Writing an impressive CV is a crucial skill for those looking for work, there is advice available through some agencies in this regard, but it is still difficult to compete with the hundreds of other applicants even with a perfect CV.



If you are looking for specialist help in finding a job, using a local recruitment service might be a good idea. According to some studies the larger UK recruitment agencies consistently get lower customer satisfaction scores when compared to smaller, local agencies. Currently there are over 2.5 million people out of work in the UK. Recently, a survey carried out by the recruitment firm Reed seems to suggest that the UK's job growth has weakened after a promising rise in vacancies earlier in the year.



Though there has been a general rise in the level of recruitment in several sectors this year, salaries have been mostly frozen with most employers holding back pay rises, where there has been increases, they tend to be much lower than the rate of inflation.