Category: News analysis

Totaljobs recruiter news 10.06.13

All the jobs industry and recruiter news you need to know in the UK. Labour leader urged to get his “facts right” on UK’s recruitment industry Earlier this month Labour leader Ed Miliband gave a speech on his party’s welfare reform plans, which centred on jobs and growth in the recruitment sector. However, Recruitment and Confederation (REC) chief executive,.
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The rise of fast-food in the UK despite the recession

Fried chicken restaurant chain KFC, has seen steady growth for the past seven years, despite the recession. As a result, the company is now set for a massive expansion, spending £40 million on 40 new fast-food restaurants across the UK and Ireland, creating 1,600 jobs in the process. It also plans on spending a further £40 million on refurbishing 160.
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Totaljobs recruiter news 29.05.13

All the jobs industry news you need to know in the UK. Unemployment rises and pay growth slows, ONS figures show The number of unemployed people in the UK has risen to 2.52 million, the latest job figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have revealed. There was an increase of 15,000 in.
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Is this the toughest jobs market ever?

With more than 200 people applying for a job in a coffee shop recently, are we experiencing the worst jobs market ever? There’s no doubt that whether you’re a barista or a barrister, now is probably not the best time to throw caution to the wind and quit because you fancy a career change. If you are a barrister, you may.
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News analysis: jobs market – March 2013

The number-crunchers have just come up with another depressing statistic. According to the Jobs Economist consultancy, a numbing 3.5 million people have been made redundant in the UK since this recession started. But, before we hit the communal Prozac, it is worth looking at those figures in context. For a start, there’s the general consensus among economists that this downturn has.
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News Analysis: What next for high street workers?

With 2013 already shaping up to be the annus horribilis for Britain’s high street retailers, as Jessops, Blockbuster and HMV all failed within the first 16 days, what does this mean for those working or seeking work within the retail sector, which has always been a key source of employment for 16-25 year olds? The Bigger Picture Firstly, it’s important to look.
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News burst: 23 November 2012

Recruitment freeze at the FT The Financial Times (FT) has imposed a recruitment freeze in a run up to Christmas in a bid to control costs in an increasingly tough advertising market. In an internal email sent by FT chief executive.
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Planning changes: will they boost the construction industry?

The Government’s bid to kick-start the economy by proposing a year-long free-for-all in house and business extensions might not be such a panacea for the jobs market. The controversial proposals double the area that homeowners and businesses can extend outside conservation areas. That means detached homeowners will be able to build a single storey up to eight metres into their gardens.
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Is the jobs market cashing in on the feel-good factor?

While the summer of sport obviously brought money and tourism into the UK, what has been the real effects on the jobs market? According to recent figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the recent sporting events has unquestionably delivered a boost to Britain’s jobs market as unemployment dropped and Britain’s part-time workforce soared. But the question still remains.
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Why are young jobseekers struggling to get part-time jobs?

Most people’s first taste of work experience (and probably yours too), often starts in part-time jobs. Whether it’s something to do on the weekends, to top up weekly pocket money or helping to fund further studies, part-time work has always been popular amongst young people in particular. Not just a way to earn some extra cash independently, it also gives.
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