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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Nightmare candidates that you’d never, ever hire

nightmare-candidatesIn a daunting interview situation, it’s not unusual for a candidate to clam up and forget what they were going to say. But in a screening call with a candidate some time ago, Ashley Hever, head of talent acquisition (UK & Ireland) for Enterprise Rent-A-Car got more than he bargained for. “I was asked to call [the candidate’s] mobile,” he explains. .
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Competition for Police jobs

PoliceBritain’s 43 police forces have been hit by swathing cuts to funding, with some 17,600 jobs – including 11,000 uniformed officers – axed since March 2010, saving £749m. Now it seems the career path of many front-line police will be cut off with news that the Metropolitan Police Force is being squeezed at the top. According to figures from Labour London Assembly.
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New Bentley project to create job opportunities

BentleyThe brakes are off as the British car industry enjoys yet another boost through a new Bentley project. Volkswagen-owned Bentley Motors has announced it is to inject £800m into a project to build its first sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Crewe, Cheshire. The plant, which already employs 4,000 people, will generate a further 1,000 jobs – 400 in direct employment and 600.
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Area focus: Wales pt. 2

welsh-valleyPart 1 of this area focus was based on the challenging, but generally upbeat state of the Wales region in comparison with the rest of the UK. We found that although unemployment had increased slightly in the past year, and there had been some significant job losses, new opportunities were also being created. The Office of National Statistics reveals that like.
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Area focus: Wales pt. 1

Swansea-MarinaAs the jobs market across the whole of the UK struggles to pick up pace, Wales is one region of the UK that also has a fair share of problems. Although it’s not quite as problematic as other areas in the UK, such as the West Midlands and North East that have consistently high unemployment rates, overall it’s doing slightly worse.
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Do employee referral schemes work?

referralReferral schemes are nothing new, but with the growth of social media and professional networking sites such as LinkedIn, they now have the potential to take on a life of their own. An opportunity can be shared and re-shared by a far broader network than a hiring team would typically be able to reach. Many employers operate the schemes as a.
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Totaljobs sponsor ex-military charity dinner

Totaljobs.com has joined forces with JobOppo to host a charity event supporting ex-servicemen and women as they return to life as a civilian. This is a great opportunity to support these charities and the work they do to help our heroes make the transition away from active duty, which is an extremely testing challenge after service. The event, will be held.
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How does UK economic confidence compare to the rest of the world?

London-confidenceAccording to information and insights company Nielsen, global consumer confidence rose in the second quarter of this year thanks to more optimism about jobs, finances and spending in the United States, China and Japan. Around the world, Indonesia remains the most bullish consumer market, followed by the Philippines, which pushed India into third place. Meanwhile, Portugal retained its position as the.
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How could the financial sector affect the economy?

London-financeIf a recent report by accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is to be believed, the financial services sector could add up to 218,000 jobs by 2020 in a welcome boost for the UK economy. In the report titled, “Where next? Assessing the current and future contribution of the UK Financial Services sector”, PwC’s economists ran an analysis based on two different scenarios.
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