Posts tagged with ‘jobs market’

City jobs up 25%

city-jobsSpecialist financial recruitment firm Astbury Marsden recently released a study that revealed that the number of London city jobs increased by 25% last month compared with a year ago. The report comes after the UK economy grew by 1.8% in 2013, its fastest pace in six years and the clearest sign yet that a recovery is actually underway. It’s not something.
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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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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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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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Are the Aviva job cuts selfish given the economic climate?

It’s no wonder that insurance giant Aviva has attracted negative press lately. Its decision to cut 600 back-office processing jobs and relocate them from the UK to India by the end of 2014 would have been controversial even if the economy was sound. But with the UK’s unemployment rate hovering around 2.5 million, are the Aviva job cuts an outright.
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Will Boris Johnson’s ‘Boris buses’ stimulate the economy?

London mayor Boris Johnson has a lot of hope riding on his new fleet of  ‘Boris Buses’ – not least that they will stimulate the economy and boost the jobs market. Johnson has ordered 600 of his so-called “Boris Buses” to be built and on the road by 2016. According to him, the fleet will safeguard at least 220 jobs in.
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Area focus: South West pt. 2 – The state of play

Part 1 of this area focus touched on the healthy state of the South West region in comparison with the rest of the UK, as the South West currently has the least applications per job at 9.6 and the lowest unemployment rate. On top of this, Totaljobs barometer figures reveal monthly declines in the amount of people aged 16+ claiming jobseekers.
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How will Star Wars being filmed in the UK impact the jobs market?

News that the filming of the next Star Wars movie, the seventh in the franchise, will take place in Britain next year has been greeted with glee by Chancellor George Osborne. Speaking on Sky News Osborne called the announcement a “real vote of confidence in Britain’s creative industries”, and one which he claims will secure thousands of jobs – if.
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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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