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Weekly jobs board - work in tourism, catering and engineering

Thu, 13/02/2014 - 13:04 -- nick

With more than four jobseekers chasing each job, getting work is still difficult in most of the UK.

But some employers are still looking for new staff, and the weekly jobs board brings together the biggest recruitment rounds.

Below are opportunities in tourism, catering, retail and others, so click on the links for more information and to apply.

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Barclays to shed 7,000 UK jobs - while it boosts bonuses

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 12:59 -- nick

Barclays Bank is to shed 7,000 UK workers even as it is increasing the bonuses it pays.

The bank, which employs 140,000 worldwide, raised its total bonus pot by 10% in 2013 to £2.38 billion, while upping those in its 'casino' investment arm by 13%.

The company saw pre-tax profit fall from £7 billion to £5.3 billion in the year, and has decided that regular workers will bear the majority of pain for this.

Only 820 jobs will be lost from senior management.

Archbishop calls for living wage for all to make work pay

Mon, 10/02/2014 - 14:10 -- nick

Archbishop John Sentamu has called for all companies to pay the living wage to help alleviate the UK's devastating poverty problem.

Those who only receive the minimum wage - currently £6.31 per hour - have seen a "double squeeze" from rising prices and a lower-than-inflation increase in the rate.

Five million people are paid at this minimum level in Britain.

The living wage is £7.65, and takes account of the real cost of a single person's life.

Only 3,000 hit by benefit cap find work as IDS is exposed

Fri, 07/02/2014 - 12:59 -- nick

The government has released its latest figures on the benefit cap, the regulation which sees all British families limited to a maximum of £26,000 in welfare payments.

Over 36,000 households have been capped since it was introduced, and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is trumpeting its 'success' in this area.

While 8,000 are no longer living under the cap, only 3,250 escaped it by finding work, just 9% of the total.

The others reduced their benefit claims or had other changes in circumstances, like registering as disabled and escpaping that way.

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.

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.

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