Posts tagged with ‘News analysis’

Business confidence at record high

business-confidenceWhile large swathes of the country were under water a couple of weeks ago, it’s not dampening business confidence according to the accountancy industry body the ICAEW. A survey for the association, produced by accounting giant Grant Thornton, found that business confidence has now increased for six quarters in a row. This is echoed by reports from fellow accountants BDO. It’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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Tata steel cuts: 500 workers made redundant

tata-steelDespite strong performance in the UK construction industry over the past few months, global steel giant Tata Steel has announced plans to cut around 500 jobs from its plants in Scunthorpe, Workington and Teesside. These Tata steel cuts come less than a year after 900 steel job losses, mainly in Port Talbot, Wales. So have we overestimated the bounce back.
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UK Manufacturing sector grows for the sixth consecutive month

manufacturingThe UK manufacturing sector has suffered long-term decline in recent years, and currently accounts for around just 12% of national output, half of what it was 30 years ago.  However, it remains a crucially important part of the economy, employing around 2.6 million people. So, the continued growth in the sector is great news for the country as a whole.
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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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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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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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Are unpaid work placements ripping jobseekers off?

The Queen’s Jubilee took up a lot of space in the papers, and not just because everyone was celebrating their four-day weekend in style (complete with colourful bunting). Within days of the celebration ending, two stewards came forward, alleging they’d worked for 14 hours, slept under London Bridge, had no access to toilets and were forced to change into their.
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Apprenticeships: are they making a difference?

Two key things happened in the jobs market towards the end of last year. In November, youth unemployment topped the landmark figure of 1 million; and around the same time, the Government announced it would boost spending on apprenticeships by £250m as part of a wider £1bn youth unemployment package. During 2011, the Government spent a total of £1.4bn to create.
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