Employment

Weekly jobs board is back - work available now

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 12:51 -- nick

The weekly jobs board is back!

Bringing together the UK's biggest recruitment rounds, the board includes opportunities in retail, catering, hospitality and an exciting opening for youngsters interested in becoming vets.

Companies recruiting now include:

Nandos - 65 jobs are available at the chicken restaurant and takeaway, with new openings in Gatwick Airport and Horsham, both in Sussex. Management and team members are needed.

nandos.co.uk/careers

More graduate jobs on the way but unemployment still a problem

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 12:34 -- nick

The UK is set for a rise in graduate employment, according to a new study.

High Fliers Research surveyed 100 of Britain's biggest employers, and found that they planned to take on 9% more graduate staff compared to last year.

This equates to 1,400 more jobs.

Nearly four-in-ten of the posts will be taken by those who have already worked for the companies on placements.

Half of UK companies will hire staff next year, but wages may fall further

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 13:39 -- nick

More than half of companies in the UK plan to hire new workers next year.

This is the biggest proportion since 2008, but there is a fly in the ointment - more than half are not planning to give pay rises that will match inflation, meaning many British workers will keep getting poorer.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) surveyed businesses with Accenture and found that 51%  plan to take on new staff, suggesting that recent drops in unemployment are likely to continue.

The ten green jobs that will employ thousands by 2020

Fri, 13/12/2013 - 12:20 -- nick

A big rise in the number of green jobs in the UK economy is likely by 2020, according to a new report.

Global Action Plan (GAP) used government figures to estimate the number of new environmental jobs as well as talking to some big companies including Sainsbury's, Siemens and Bosch about their future work opportunities.

While expansion in higher-profile areas like wind farms and solar panels will continue, the next seven years will see green jobs move into the mainstream and they will be based everywhere.

JCB to create 2,500 new jobs

Fri, 06/12/2013 - 12:25 -- nick

Construction machinery maker JCB is to create 2,500 new jobs.

It will build new factories in Cheadle, Cheshire, and Uttoxeter in Staffordshire as part of a £150 million expansion.

The boost to output will also help create work at the company's components factories at Foston in Derbyshire and Wrexham.

The level of UK construction output is still lower than before the recession but JCB is a successful exporter to other countries.

Phillip Atkins, leader of Stoke City Council, said:

Weekly jobs board - where to look for work now

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 13:09 -- nick

It is still very difficult to find work in many areas, with more than 50 jobseekers chasing each job in some places.

But some employers are hiring, and the weekly jobs board brings together the biggest of them.

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's has just announced its Christmas recruitment drive - it needs 16,000 more people. This could be a great way into work, as companies often take on permanent staff from their seasonal intake.

Go to Sainsbury's Jobs

Half of graduates now working in low skilled jobs

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 12:19 -- nick

Nearly half of graduates are working in low skilled jobs, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

A big rise in the number going to university means more are chasing high paid and high skilled work, but the figures suggest the jobs market hasn't grown to accomodate them.

In 2001 37% of graduates were doing non-graduate jobs, but this year that figure is 47%.

Higher benefits don't demotivate jobseekers - study

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 13:31 -- nick

Countries that pay their unemployed people higher benefits do not see a rise in a lack of motivation, a study has found.

Edinburgh University researchers examined 28 European countries in detail and showed that there was no connection between the level of benefit payments and jobseekers' dissatisfaction with being unemployed.

Those in Luxembourg and Finland were in the highest-income quarter of claimants but in the bottom quarter for life satisfaction, while those in Poland and Romania were among the poorest but were some of the least affected.

Weekly jobs board - work available now

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 12:28 -- nick

It is still hard to find work in many areas but some employers are hiring.

The weekly jobs board brings together the biggest employers with the most jobs to offer.

This week's includes the RAC, which is looking for full and part-time sales people, and Welcome Break, the motorway services company, which has vacancies for catering, retail, cleaning and other staff.

Morrisons supermarket needs people for its smaller stores, while Wetherspoon needs kitchen, bar and floor staff.

There is also a spotlight on secretarial and admin work and retail.

UK unemployment falls and wages along with it - with UnemployedNet comment

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 12:38 -- nick

Unemployment in the UK has seen a big fall to 7.6% of the workforce, its lowest rate in three years.

It dropped by 48,000 between July and September to stand at 2.47 million according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), its lowest level for nearly three years.

But wages still lag behind inflation even as more people receive them, going up only 0.7% over the last year.

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