World Economy

Scotland Job Demand Rises

Scotland Job Demand RisesScotland Job Demand Rises

Demand for staff in Scotland has grown again but the availability of candidates to fill vacancies has fallen sharply, according to the latest Bank of Scotland report, NewsNow reported. The bank’s Labor Market Barometer showed the number of people placed in work rose again in May, although the rate was below the levels seen in the opening quarter of this year, and throughout 2014. Pay also improved, with rises in both permanent starting salaries and temporary hourly rates. The barometer registered above the 50.0 “no-change” mark in May, at 59.6, slightly higher than April’s 22-month low of 59.1.