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Public sector temporary hiring 'could increase after initial cut'

27 October 2010

More interim managers and contract workers will be required in the public sector once the initial impact of the Spending Review has been absorbed.

This is according to Recruiter, which noted that industry experts believe the cost benefits of temporary assignments will ultimately make them a useful resource for government departments tasked with slashing expenditure.

In its response to the Spending Review last week, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) said flexible staffing arrangements will become more important as public sector employers adjust to accommodate budget cuts.

Speaking to Recruiter, Matthew Brown of umbrella company Giant said he expects to see the sector's use of temporary staff decline in the short-term before rebounding.

"In the medium-term there may be opportunities for contractors, as peaks in workload require additional resources," he commented.

The REC has said that more than 600,000 temporary, contract and interim managers are engaged in assignments within the public sector in any given week.

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