Construction slowly recovering

21 August 2020 | Construction, General

Property construction is starting to return, as recruitment agency Sphere Solutions reveals.

Permanent construction workers are getting back on site, though there are currently only around 40% compared to pre-lockdown levels.

Meanwhile there are 60% of temporary workers compared to before the lockdown.

Both are steadily increasing.

James Hughes, managing director of Sphere Solutions, said: “It is a case of steady but cautious optimism, but the early signs are hopeful that next year could bring about a sharp return to previous levels.”

The restrictions enforced by lockdown measures caused a drastic slow down on construction sites, and the demand for staffing across the UK.

By the 1st April, permanent job placements had dropped by 82% and temporary placements by 75%.

This post has originally been featured in Property Wire.