According to research by Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) in the Scottish Financial News yesterday, the demand for new accounting and finance staff has grown by 11% over the last year and the demand for insurance staff has grown by a whopping 18%.
This, of course, fits in with a wider set of linked economic indicators including unemployment generally falling significantly below rUK levels, employment rising and the economy growing at four times the UK rate:
APSCo, are quoted, in the SFN report, as suggesting:
‘These are a strong set of figures for Scotland, with a number of sectors continuing to push growth across the region. The recent PMI figures back up this finding, as employment continues to significantly increase. With house prices showing the biggest increase in the UK, and firms such as Amazon eyeing up the development of a second delivery site in Aberdeen, there are lots of reasons to be very positive about the future employment in the country.’
Previously, there have been these other indicators confirming the good health of the Scottish economy and suggesting the GERS figures can go back in the box marked ‘Propaganda’:
I could have listed another six. Here’s the link to the GERS demolition: