Employment

Weekly jobs board - work in hotels, retail, IT and catering

Thu, 06/02/2014 - 12:47 -- nick

Getting work in most areas of the country is still difficult, but the jobs board is here to help.

It includes opportunities across the UK, in hotels, retail, catering and IT, at all levels including entry and managerial.

You can click straight through on the links below if you want to apply online.

Employers include:

Travelodge - the expanding hotel group needs 1,000 staff across the country in roles including managerial, reception, cleaning, catering and housekeeping.

Weekly jobs board extra - work available now

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 12:16 -- nick

This week's jobs board may be later than usual - but it includes some big opportunities from around the UK.

If you are interested in graduate work, or jobs in leisure, catering, or retail, read on - there should be something to interest you here.

Companies recruiting at least 50 staff now include:

GLL - the business provides employees to leisure facilities and libraries in the south-east, and needs a range of staff including leisure assistants, sports, fitness and swimming instructors, lifeguards and cleaners.

Construction sector could create 180,000 jobs in next five years

Wed, 29/01/2014 - 12:18 -- nick

The UK construction industry could create 182,000 jobs over the next five years with new homes pushing demand.

The government's Help to Buy scheme has been increasing house prices, hurting those on low incomes, but it means more homes will be built.

Only 108,000 were completed last year, but both main parties want to accelerate this to ensure more than 200,000 are finished each year.

The new jobs will take the total working in the industry to 2.588 million, still well below the pre-recession peak of 2.863 million.

Shock new report - MPs admit jobcentre sanction targets and call for improvement

Tue, 28/01/2014 - 15:56 -- nick

A shock new report by an influential committee of MPs has finally admitted that jobcentre staff are working to sanction targets, despite previous official denials.

UnemployedNet submitted a Freedom of Information request on this issue last year, and was assured by the head of Jobcentre Plus, Neil Couling, that targets were not being set.

Four out of five new private sector jobs are in London

Mon, 27/01/2014 - 13:51 -- nick

The UK's jobs recovery has been based almost entirely in London, according to a new report.

Since the start of the recession, 80% of all new private sector jobs have been created in the capital and thousands have been forced to move there from around the country, says the Centre for Cities.

Those in their twenties are most likely to move, while some in their thirties move out of London to start families, but usually only to the south-east.

Weekly jobs board - banking, security jobs and apprenticeships available now

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 12:38 -- nick

Are you looking for work?

UnemployedNet brings you a jobs board each week bringing together some of Britain's biggest recruitment rounds.

This one includes opportunities in banking, security, and apprenticeships in creative industries and engineering.

Metro Bank - the high street bank is opening 12 new branches as it tries to challenge the UK's big four, and it needs 350 new staff across a range of sites. The company needs customer service representatives, cashiers, managers and contact centre workers.

Jobless forgotten in coverage of interest rates as unemployment falls

Wed, 22/01/2014 - 13:35 -- nick

Unemployment has shown a big fall in the last three months and now stands at 7.1% of the working population.

But coverage of the issue has focused on the likely result of this fall on interest rates.

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has said he will not raise interest rates, which have been stuck at 0.5% since 2009, until unemployment drops to 7%.

It is now looking likely that this will be very soon, and newspapers and news websites have covered this issue obsessively, being concerned about its effect on house prices and the cost of business borrowing.

Minimum wage should rise to £7 says Chancellor

Fri, 17/01/2014 - 13:03 -- nick

Chancellor George Osborne has called for an above-inflation rise in the minimum wage.

Following Labour's successes in putting the cost of living at the top of the political agenda, Osborne has joined the debate and wants a £7-per-hour minimum by 2015.

After years of smaller rises this would restore the link to inflation.

The minimum wage is currently £6.31 for those aged 21 and over with lower levels for younger workers.

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