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Over 40% of UK companies face recruitment difficulties

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© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: An individual looks at job ads in the window in a London-based agency on October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – British businesses have reported a sharp rise in recruitment difficulties over the past month, with 41% of companies with 10 or more staff reporting challenges in the two weeks to Sept. 5, up from 32% in early August, official figures showed.

On Thursday, the Office for National Statistics stated that most difficulties in recruiting were in hospitality.

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