Category: News analysis

Tata steel cuts: 500 workers made redundant

tata-steelDespite strong performance in the UK construction industry over the past few months, global steel giant Tata Steel has announced plans to cut around 500 jobs from its plants in Scunthorpe, Workington and Teesside. These Tata steel cuts come less than a year after 900 steel job losses, mainly in Port Talbot, Wales. So have we overestimated the bounce back.
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House construction activity at a near 10-year high

house-buildingThere’s a rosy hue around the construction industry, following recent reports that it is no longer one of the weakest links in the economy and is enjoying significant growth at last. According to the number-crunchers, the Markit/CIPS Construction PMI for October rose to 59.4, up from 58.9 in September. In short, this means growth, and the highest recorded increase in the.
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UK services sector growth reaches 16-year high

mechanicThe UK services sector, which accounts for around 75% of the UK’s economy, ended its strongest quarter in more than 16 years with a solid display of growth in September. The suggestion now is that the economy is approaching the same momentum it had pre-2008. The latest batch of impressive figures came from the Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for services,.
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UK Manufacturing sector grows for the sixth consecutive month

manufacturingThe UK manufacturing sector has suffered long-term decline in recent years, and currently accounts for around just 12% of national output, half of what it was 30 years ago.  However, it remains a crucially important part of the economy, employing around 2.6 million people. So, the continued growth in the sector is great news for the country as a whole.
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Construction & Manufacturing boost hints at economic recovery

constructionAccording to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistic, British GDP grew 0.7% in the second quarter of 2013, helped in part by the turnarounds in manufacturing and construction. In light of this, some economists have even gone as far as to predict that growth could pick up to more than 1% in the July-September period, strengthening the.
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Nissan expansion set to create 1,000 new jobs

Nissan Yet more good news for the UK automotive industry. Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has just been given the green light to expand its Sunderland plant by 25,000 sq ft, rubber-stamping plans to start production of its luxury Infiniti Q30 model in 2015. The Nissan expansion, set to cost £250m, will also create a welcome 300 new jobs on site and a.
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London Fire brigade cuts add to public sector woes

fire-brigadeDespite the fact that confidence appears to be returning to certain sectors of the jobs market, London mayor Boris Johnson is planning to add to the capital’s woes in the public sector by closing 10 fire stations, at a loss of 14 fire engines and 552 firefighters across the capital. Yet Johnson insists that the cuts — part of plans to save £28.8.
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How will Boris Johnson’s plans for Heathrow affect the job market?

Boris JohnsonHeathrow should be bought by the Government, bulldozed and turned into a new London borough for 250,000 people, according to Boris Johnson as the debate over airport expansion intensifies. The Mayor of London has been heavily criticised after outlining plans to convert the UK’s biggest airport into a residential area to make way for a four-runway hub to the east.
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Totaljobs recruiter news 24.06.2013

All the jobs industry news you need to know in the UK. Charity calls on MPs to warn employers about the dangers of workplace drinking Charity group Alcohol Concern has revealed a quarter of MPs (26%) believe there is an “unhealthy” drinking culture in Parliament. It has called on MPs to set an example and warn employers about the.
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Area focus: South West pt. 1 – The big stories

While economic growth across the UK remains stagnant, the South West region continues to set itself apart as one of the better areas and an example of where we need to be to clear austerity. The South West is consistently in the top three regions year-on-year for the healthiest application per job statistics, and the latest Totaljobs barometer stats for.
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