Education is the best defence against unemployment - OECD

Tue, 25/06/2013 - 15:37 -- nick

Staying in education for longer is the best defence against unemployment, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The OECD, which exists to promote economic well-being around the world, says that during the economic downturn those who did not complete secondary education experienced a bigger rise in unemployment than those who completed education to at least 18 years old.

Councils have cut nearly half-a-million workers during recession

Tue, 25/06/2013 - 13:20 -- nick

Councils in the UK have lost 416,000 jobs since the beginning of the government's austerity programme.

Zurich Municipal, the public sector insurers, also warns that less than half the likely total has been lost to date, with around 900,000 slated for unemployment by 2017.

This would represent 16% of all local government employees.

Many councils have moved into sharing services as a way of cutting costs, with at least 337 co-operating on 325 services.

Three-quarters of unemployed on Work Programme have not got work

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 16:35 -- nick

Three-quarters of those who have been sent on the Work Programme have still not found work.

According to figures released today by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), the trade body for Work Programme providers, 1.2 million long-term unemployed people have accessed the programme but only 321,000 found work by the end of March 2013.

Weekly jobs board: 83,000 opportunities available now

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 14:43 -- nick

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This week’s board has over 83,000 jobs available now, based across the UK at a range of levels including entry, supervisory, management and technical, and in a wide range of industries.

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Unemployment falls by 5,000 - with UnemployedNet comment

Wed, 12/06/2013 - 12:24 -- nick

Unemployment fell by 5,000 in the three months to June, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

This follows a recent spate of rises, although it was not big enough to change the overall rate, which remains at 7.8%.

Jobseeker's Allowance claimants fell by 8,600.

The fall in worklessness was driven by Scotland and Northern Ireland, while England saw a rise.

The number in work also rose, by 24,000, although population growth meant the employment rate actually fell by 0.1% to 71.5%.

Pay shrinks by more than 10% in some regions -TUC

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 10:36 -- nick

Pay in some regions of the UK has shrunk by more than 10% in real terms since the beginning of the economic downturn in 2007.

Analysis by the TUC has found that, when inflation is taken into account, the North West of England saw average wage drops of 10.6%, while the South West, West Midlands and Scottish economies have all seen falls of around 10%.

Every region of the UK saw wages falling in real terms, meaning unemployed people have struggled to be able to afford to get into jobs.

Marks and Spencer to create 700 jobs in South Essex

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 09:58 -- nick

Retail giant Marks and Spencer is to create up to 700 jobs at its new logistics centre in South Essex.

The centre will be based at the new London Gateway container port near Tilbury and will open in 2016.

London Gateway will be the biggest container port in Europe, covering a bigger area than the Olympic Park, and Marks and Spencer will distribute goods from it across the country.

Construction on the 900,000 sq ft centre is due to start next year.

Just graduated - what next?

Mon, 10/06/2013 - 11:51 -- nick

Have you just graduated or are about to? Struggling to know what to do next, and where to start looking for work?

This is a difficult time for those who haven't prepared their next move before they left university, but help is at hand.

Two articles published today could help.

Recent graduate Libby Page in The Guardian has written about the fears she has, and what she is thinking of doing next.

Weekly jobs board - 8,600 opportunities available now

Fri, 07/06/2013 - 11:34 -- nick

UnemployedInfo supports The Mirror’s Get Britain Working campaign.

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