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Recruiter boasts of power to stop benefits on Twitter

Thu, 15/08/2013 - 20:55 -- nick

A senior recruiter working for Amazon has boasted on Twitter of her power to stop the benefits of those sent to her for interview.

Kelly-Jane Stone from Watford used the Twitter account @DietQueen to bash unemployed people who came to her for work, calling them "suckers" and writing of her power to get their benefits stopped.

Stone has since been suspended from the Transline Group in Hemel Hempstead, which holds an account finding staff for online retail giant Amazon.

Benefit changes mean £31 weekly loss for hard-up families

Thu, 15/08/2013 - 11:26 -- nick

Three-quarters of claimants will not be able to avoid hardship under the government's new benefits regime by moving house or getting a job.

A study by the Local Government Association (LGA) has shown that housing and other benefit cuts affecting the UK's 1.18 million workless households will lead to hardship for most.

Weekly jobs board - 14,000 jobs available now

Fri, 09/08/2013 - 12:46 -- nick

UnemployedNet supports The Mirror's Get Britain Working campaign.

This week's jobs board brings together opportunities from across the UK in a range of sectors, including health and fitness, admin, technical, finance, catering, customer services, IT and environmental.

Click on the links below and you will go straight to the information you need.

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.

If unemployed can't afford deodorant how will they get work?

Tue, 06/08/2013 - 18:37 -- nick

In the hot weather you might imagine that everyone would be wearing deodorant, but you'd be wrong.

Research by The Grocer magazine has shown that 7% fewer men aged between 17 and 24 are using the odour masker as high youth unemployment leaves a generation less in need of getting 'office-ready', and less able to afford the toiletry.

One-in-twenty has also stopped washing their hair and Kantar Worldpanel, which monitors sales of consumer items, has shown a fall in both anti-perspirant and shampoo sales.

McDonalds may be biggest zero hour employer in the UK

Tue, 06/08/2013 - 12:16 -- nick

Burger giant McDonalds may be the biggest zero hour employer in Britain after it emerged that 90% of its staff worked under these contracts.

This means 82,800 employees at the restaurants do not have guaranteed hours of work each month, making it impossible for them to budget their spending.

More than one million on zero hours contracts

Mon, 05/08/2013 - 12:19 -- nick

More than one million UK workers are on zero hour contracts, four times previous estimates.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) surveyed more than 1,000 businesses and found that one in five now employs someone with no guaranteed hours, and that 14% of people on the contracts do not get enough hours to enable them to live a basic life.

Zero hours contracts have become a hot topic since it emerged that some organisations, including Sports Direct and Buckingham Palace, use them routinely as a way of giving themselves flexibility.

Weekly jobs board - 32,000 jobs available now

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 15:19 -- nick

Welcome to this week's jobs board, the place to come for your new work opportunity.

The board includes opportunities at all levels and across the country, in sectors including engineering, sales, retail, customer services, leisure and construction, so click on the links to find out more.

The pick of this week's board includes:

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