A national recruitment company is advising employers to snap up quality staff now before the job market recovers so much that it creates a bidding war on wages.
Hays Recruitment is noticing more employment opportunities for skilled people who may be currently out of work.
Managing director Jason Walker says opportunities are growing in the engineering and energy sectors, as well as in areas to do with infrastructure.
He says the return of business confidence has created more jobs and demand is high for the top positions.
Mr Walker recommends to clients that they make an effort to find quality staff now before the market changes too much.