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Rise in finance sector jobs is good news for contractors

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Pre-employment screening firm Powerchex has published figures which indicate that the number of City finance jobs offers increased by 15% between June and July 2010. IT contractors have obtained work within the sector, but there has also been demand for contractors in areas such as stockbroking, insurance and investment management.

Alexandra Kelly, director of the firm, said the recent increase in recruitment activity is undoubtedly a good indication of the confidence levels of financial services companies – especially given that summer tends to be a quieter time of year. She added, “If we compare the number of job offers in July to the corresponding month last year, we see that overall recruitment levels have improved considerably.”

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