Logistics vacancies up by 25pc

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The number of advertised supply and logistics vacancies is up by a quarter in the third quarter of 2015, according to figures from recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.

The highest growth in demand came from London and the South East with vacancies up 36 per cent and more steady but still significant growth of 11 per cent in the North West.

The number of available roles also rose from quarter to quarter, with the number of vacancies up 24 per cent from the second quarter of 2015.

Neil Morgan, manager, supply chain recruitment, said: “The fact that we have seen significant growth from the second to third quarter is particularly encouraging. While the summer usually represents a slow time for recruitment on both the employer and candidate sides, it is evident that businesses are in a race to increase headcount in supply chain teams to take advantage of the opportunities for growth afforded by the improving economic outlook.”

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