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Engineering and computing job vacancies fall 6%, says leading recruitment body

Published 28/11/2016

The number of job vacancies in engineering and computing is down, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies
The number of job vacancies in engineering and computing is down, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies

Vacancies for engineers and computing staff have fallen by 6% in the past year, according to research.

The reduction is in contrast with financial services and marketing, where vacancies have increased by 3% and 14% respectively, said the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

Posts in the financial services sector increased by 3%, the study found.

Ann Swain, chief executive of APSCo, said: "The uncertain nature and timing of Brexit is now beginning to take its toll as we approach 2017.

"According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 firms by the Centre for Economic and Business Research, companies have abandoned plans for £65 billion of investment since the Brexit vote.

"This type of fall in confidence will, of course, impact hiring intentions."

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