The department has used employment or recruitment agencies to:
a) provide services for DWP under a commercial arrangement (contingent labour), and b) support recruitment exercises; identifying people with the skills and experience required to take up permanent employment in the department.
Information held by the department on the use of employment or recruitment agencies to provide contingent labour workers is incomplete for 2014. The following table provides information for the preceding 4 years and a partial view for 2014.
The department also has information on the number of permanent DWP employees recruited through the use of employment or recruitment agencies and this is as follows:-
¹ To date