No room for complacency as shovel ready project funding called for
The SNP is today cautiously welcoming figures showing that the number of people in Scotland finding permanent jobs rose again last month.
The Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs surveyed recruitment agencies who showed greater demand for staff contributed to a "moderate" rise in permanent placements during June.
Humza Yousaf, SNP MSP for Glasgow - which recorded the fastest rise in permanent placements in June – welcomed the news.
He said: “We face an extraordinarily difficult situation of rising unemployment across the UK due to the Tory –Lib’s austerity politics but the Scottish Government’s resistance to this is commendable, and is once again reflected in this survey.
“In Scotland, we now have the highest share of private sector employment since devolution.
“This trend, which is all the more remarkable given the savage cuts being inflicted by Westminster, demonstrates the real difference between the action taken by the Scottish Government and the UK Coalition.
“There is no room for complacency and we will continue to push the UK Government to invest in the list of shovel ready projects which we have provided to Westminster which would boost jobs and stimulate the economy."