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Recruitment trends analysis: impact of Brexit

Banking and financial services jobs are booming in European centres such as Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin, while in the UK the tech sector is performing more strongly as Brexit approaches, according to a new analysis by recruitment firm Robert Waters plc.

The firm’s analysis of trends in global recruitment markets shows that financial services recruitment increased last year in centres such as Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin more strongly than in London.

However, the UK tech sector is growing steadily despite any downward pressure from Brexit on the economy, with job creation in the regions outdoing London.

Robert Walters, CEO of Robert Walters plc, which places people in jobs in sectors including finance, engineering, tech, legal and marketing, said: “We are seeing something of a “jobs merry-go-round” at present, with our European offices performing more strongly in terms of finance and banking jobs as uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit continues. But the UK is doing particularly well in the tech sector.”...

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