Posts tagged with ‘unemployment’

The UK unemployment rate drops again

unemployment-rateWith the UK unemployment rate dropping quickly to 7.1%, in the three months to November 2013, there is a strong case for optimism in the jobs market. Roughly 30.15 million people are now in work, an increase of 280,000 in the last quarter – the biggest increase since records began in the 1970s. As we went to press, however, this month’s.
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Npower cut 1400 jobs

npowerThe North East jobs market is on a roller-coaster. The feel-good factor created by car manufacturer Nissan’s promise of 300 jobs locally has been undermined by energy company Npower, which has announced swingeing job-cuts, most of which fall in the region. Altogether, Npower cut 1400 jobs across the North and Midlands, after a decision to outsource much of its customer service.
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Interest rates tied with unemployment rates

London-skylineIs the jobs crisis finally being tackled? Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney has parachuted into his new job and hit the ground running. One of his first announcements at the beginning of August was that interest rates will remain at the all-time low level of 0.5% until unemployment drops from its current 7.8% to 7%. He reckons it.
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Are schools providing the right career advice?

Something is definitely rotten in the workplace. On the one hand, we have over a million young people out of work, and on the other the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) tells us that half of companies in the UK have trouble finding staff. The root of the problem may partly lie in the quality of career advice for school-leavers,.
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Totaljobs recruiter news 13.05.13

All the jobs industry news you need to know in the UK Young people “giving up” on looking for work Global youth unemployment is close to “crisis peak” as young people are increasingly giving up on looking for work, a report by The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned. The report, Global Unemployment Trends for Youth 2013, said the.
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What is the state of play for young people looking for work?

A recent report by the Education and Employment Taskforce, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, and b-live, which surveyed around 11,000 young people mainly aged 13 to 16 about their career ambitions, found a marked mismatch between young people’s ambitions and the future jobs market. The upshot is that teenagers are in danger of pursuing careers in industries that.
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Area Focus: East Midlands

With 1,700 people applying for just 8 jobs at Costa coffee’s latest shop in Nottingham, the statistics might suggest that the jobs market in the East Midlands is in turmoil. But in reality, the story is much the same in the East Midlands as it is for the rest of the UK, as an almost static economy renders any growth.
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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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Internships

The competitive jobs market and economic depression has led to an increasing number of young jobseekers applying for unpaid internships, which has repercussions for the recruitment industry. Certainly, employers who advertise such vacancies could soon be in breach of the law. With no clear guidance from Government, concerns have been aired in the media about the treatment of interns. In response,.
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News burst: 5 December 2012

Steel firm job losses round off a month of ‘carnage’ in the UK job market The announcement earlier this month that saw 900 job losses at Tata Steel rounds off a month of ‘jobs carnage’ across the UK economy, which has seen a series of employers make announcements that have put approximately 20,000 jobs at risk. The past month has seen: 900 jobs.
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