Thousands of Christmas jobs on offer at Royal Mail and Amazon

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 12:21 -- nick

Amazon and Royal Mail are to create 32,000 temporary jobs between them over the Christmas period.

Giant online retailer Amazon needs 13,000 staff for its eight distribution warehouses across the country to meet the seasonal demand for presents.

Those who are interested can click here for the Amazon careers site.

The company has been criticised for avoiding paying enough UK tax, with some sales made here routed through other countries.

Employment market tails off and salaries go south again

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 12:42 -- nick

The number of permanent jobs is on the wain again, according to a new report.

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs found that the number of long-term placements rose at its slowest rate for ten months, suggesting that the economic 'recovery' may be losing steam.

Salaries too tailed off, growing at their slowest rate for four months as the squeeze on living standards continued.

More than half of UK citizens concerned about unemployment

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 13:00 -- nick

More than half of people in the UK are still concerned about a lack of job opportunities, a survey has shown.

The study, by Pew Global, found that 54% of people believe unemployment is a major problem in the country.

This is higher than the 46% of those who believe that inflation is a big concern, suggesting that the Bank of England's favouring of low prices over jobs is not backed up by the public.

500 jobs to go at Tata Steel

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 12:04 -- nick

Indian steel giant Tata is to cut 500 jobs in the UK, it has announced.

The company blames low building rates in Britain since the recession.

340 jobs could be cut in Scunthorpe, 90 in Workington and 40 in Teesside, and are expected to affect managers and administrators rather than steelworkers.

Tata Steel's European Chief Executive, Karl Koehler said: "European steel demand this year is expected to be only two-thirds of pre-crisis levels after falls in the past two years.

Weekly jobs board - work opportunities available now

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 13:07 -- nick

It is still hard to find work, but even in the current market there are some jobs to be found.

The Mirror's weekly jobs board brings the best of these together, and has opportunities in Christmas work, retail, sales and catering.

The board includes more than 90,000 seasonal jobs, with 21,000 available at the Post Office, 15,000 at Sainsbury's and 15,000 at Amazon.

Go to The Mirror's jobs board

Poundland to double number of stores and create 15,000 jobs

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 15:47 -- nick

Budget retailer Poundland is to double its number of stores and create 15,000 new jobs.

Announcing a big jump in profits, the company is aiming to hit a total of 1,000 shops.

It is also opening outlets in Europe for the first time over the next 18 months.

Go to the Poundland careers website.

Weekly jobs board - check out the work available now

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 14:17 -- nick

The Mirror produces a weekly jobs board with the latest big recruitment drives included on it.

Work is available in retail, catering, pub management, engineering, and hospitality, at a range of levels including management, supervisory, technical and entry level.

Why not click on the link below to find out more?

Go to The Mirror's jobs board

Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,700 new jobs

Tue, 10/09/2013 - 11:47 -- nick

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to create 1,700 new jobs in Solihull, West Midlands.

The company is investing £1.5 billion in new aluminium chassis technology to underpin its future cars, including a new medium-sized sports car due for release in 2015.

Chief Executive Ralf Speth said:

"Jaguar Land Rover is a business driven by design, technology and innovation and this investment and level of job creation is yet further evidence of our commitment to advancing the capability of the UK automotive sector and its supply chain."

Bank of England handcuffs interest rates to unemployment

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 12:14 -- nick

The Bank of England (BoE) has promised to keep interest rates on hold until unemployment falls below 7%.

The new governor, former Bank of Canada chief Mark Carney, said the BoE would not consider raising rates from their all-time low of 0.5% until that point was reached.

This is expected to take three years and the creation of 750,000 new jobs, although Carney made clear that this would only trigger an assessment of the rate, not a guaranteed rise.

Unemployment is currently 7.8%, and has shown small falls recently as the economy shows signs of early life.



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