Getting work does not end poverty - Children's Society

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 12:27 -- nick

Moving into work does not end a family's poverty, the Children's Society has revealed.

While 150,000 fewer children are living in workless families now compared to a year ago, in-work poverty has been rising as the government's cuts to tax credits bite.

This is a long term issue, with working poverty increasing since 2004 as the value of wages for the bottom half of earners has fallen consistently even as those at the top outstrip inflation.

Unpaid internships - Clegg rejects ban on adverts

Mon, 02/09/2013 - 15:28 -- nick

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has rejected calls for a ban on adverts for unpaid internships.

The proposal has been put forward by a group of large internet job sites including Monster, Milkround and Totaljobs, who believe that some of the placings they carry may contravene minimum wage legislation.

The sites estimate that tens of thousands of unpaid vacancies may be available on their jobs boards.

Labour's Hazel Blears proposed a bill in the House of Commons last year on this issue, but could not gather enough support for it and it was dropped.

Weekly jobs board - opportunities available now

Fri, 30/08/2013 - 12:42 -- nick

We know the work situation is pretty bad in a lot of areas of the UK, but there are some bright spots.

This week's jobs board includes opportunities in retail, sales, delivery, driving, warehouse, catering and leisure as well as others.

Full and part time work is available, and there are jobs up to management grades, so why not click on the links below to find out more:

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.

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.



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