Robert Wal­ters buoyed by UK’s tech jobs boom

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Business - By Rhi­an­non Bury

RE­CRUITER Robert Wal­ters has up­graded its profit fore­casts for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive quar­ter thanks to a boost in tech­nol­ogy and le­gal jobs in the UK.

The firm now thinks pre­tax prof­its will be ahead of mar­ket ex­pec­ta­tions for the full year after its fees in the three months to Sept 30 grew by 21pc on the same pe­riod last year to £90.7m.

The com­pany ap­pears to have shaken off much of the slow­down in the em­ploy­ment mar­ket that fol­lowed last year’s Brexit ref­er­en­dum, re­port­ing that jobs in London’s tech­nol­ogy and le­gal sec­tors had been par­tic­u­larly plen­ti­ful this year.

UK re­gions de­liv­ered good growth, with St Al­bans and Manch­ester the stand­out per­form­ers, it said. It also ben­e­fited from a ramp­ing up of its re­cruit­ment out­sourc­ing busi­ness, Re­source So­lu­tions. The news fol­lows a slower pe­riod for Robert Wal­ters and its peers.

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