Public sector employers ‘preparing to hire at fastest pace since 2015’

NHS staff shortages and rejection of austerity at election encouraging managers to recruit more workers, says survey

Public sector employers are preparing to hire at the fastest pace since 2015, as NHS staff shortages and the rejection of austerity at the election encourages managers to recruit more workers, according to a survey.

There are about 5.1 million public sector workers in the UK excluding banks rescued in the financial crisis, of whom 1.6 million work for the NHS and 1.5 million work in education.

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