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 the three months to.
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Sector focus: Engineering part 2

Engineering sector focus part 2In part 1 of our engineering sector focus, we explained how the jobs market is currently thriving in the engineering industry and told you what the average salaries were. In part 2, we talk about the big news stories and tell you how employers are trying to combat the skills shortages. Engineering news There’s been a mixture of both good and bad.
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Totaljobs roundtable: Perception and reality of the public sector

Totaljobs hosted a roundtable discussion for the public sector last month that identified some key issues that are hindering its growth. Part 1 of this roundtable report focused on the lack of leadership skills and the constraints on flexibility which are supressing ambition rather than encouraging it. This part is based on another key theme that frequently arose from the discussion:.
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Sector focus: Engineering

engineering sectorEvery month we’ll be taking an in-depth look at a particular sector and letting you know how it’s doing. From employment figures and salaries to the latest trends and stories that rocked that industry. This month we’re focusing on the engineering sector, and just like the IT industry, this sector has grown year-on-year and shows little sign of stopping.   Engineering jobs Unlike.
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Area focus: North West pt. 2 – The state of play

As mentioned in part one of this area focus, the competition for jobs in the North West remains above the national average for the third year in a row… but the latest statistics might suggest a change in the wind. The North West has shown continued improvement over the past year, with quarter one of 2013 showing a 12% decrease in.
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What impact would Scottish independence have on jobs in the UK?

So it has been established that Scotland’s oil and gas resources and strong banking sector could mean a prosperous future for the nation if independence were to be attained. However, Scotland’s shipbuilding and electronics industries could take a devastating knock if their ties to the UK are severed. Ultimately, no one will really know how Scotland or the UK will.
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What impact would Scottish independence have on jobs in Scotland?

The effect of Scottish independence is something of a hot topic at the moment with less than 18 months to go to the proposed referendum, and with the various campaign machines starting to build up a head of steam. Unquestionably, Scottish independence will have a huge effect on the UK economy… but while many Scots will be glad to see.
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Area focus: North West pt. 1 – The big stories

Like most of the regions in the UK, recessive dips in the North West have stabilised but growth remains anaemic. The jobs market in the North West is still highly competitive with applications per job once again exceeding the national average in quarter one of 2013, however, the region has gotten closer to the national average in April than it.
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The Amazon tax dodge – Is it worth it for us?

It’s not surprising that the tax-avoidance schemes of mega companies such as Amazon have attracted so much negative publicity. Many ordinary workers are struggling to pay their own tax bills in this limp economy. The fact that the US-based online shopping giant has exploited a loophole to avoid paying corporation tax on the £3.3b sales it took out of the.
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