Jobs focus switches to private sector

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The Independent Online

Job opportunities in the UK shrank last month, according to a report from the country's largest recruitment website,

However year-on-year employer demand is up 25 per cent. Growth in the private sector is responsible for this increase, with the number of new public sector jobs declining further in March.

Stronger employer demand is reported in transport and logistics, manufacturing, engineering and construction. Salaries on offer for new jobs are still down 1 per cent in real terms on 2009.