UK divide widens as half of new jobs in London and south-east

Mon, 29/07/2013 - 13:27 -- nick

More job vacancies are available than a year ago, while reducing unemployment means competition for opportunites is easing.

Work site Adzuna, which claims to advertise more than 95% of all UK vacancies, has 504,913 currently, a rise of 2.5% since 2012.

This means there are now 2.9 jobseekers chasing each job, but the north/south divide continues with nearly half - 44.3% - of vacancies based in London and the south-east.

Weekly jobs board - 80,000 available now

Fri, 26/07/2013 - 13:47 -- nick

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This week's jobs board has 79,609 opportunities on it, based across the UK and in a range of sectors including customer services, retail, HGV and other drivers, engineers, upholsterers, financial advisors, sales staff, catering and gardening staff, and others at a range of levels including managers and supervisors.

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UK economy grows but jobs may not follow

Thu, 25/07/2013 - 13:24 -- nick

The economy in the UK grew by 0.6% in the last three months, creating hope that more jobs will follow.

This followed a rise of 0.3% last quarter, and the country has now grown by 1.4% over the last year.

All sectors - construction, manufacturing, services and agriculture - showed an improvement, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed.

Services, including banking, retail and insurance, make up four-fifths of the economy and led the way in increasing its output.

Bentley to create 1,000 new jobs

Tue, 23/07/2013 - 13:30 -- nick

Luxury car maker Bentley is to create 1,000 new jobs following an £800 million investment in a new car design.

The work will be available in Crewe, Cheshire building a new sports utility vehicle (SUV) - the company's first - to compete with existing market leaders including the Range Rover.

Bentley is owned by German giant Volkswagen, who considered building the car on its existing SUV production line in Slovakia, where it builds the Touareg and Audi Q7.

But the government lobbied to ensure it was produced with Bentley's other three models in the UK.

Boris Johnson 'failed on Olympic jobs'

Fri, 19/07/2013 - 13:05 -- nick

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, failed to deliver the Olympics jobs he promised, according to a new report.

One year after the games ended, the promised 70,000 jobs for Londoners have only materialised if the count includes some, like those at the Westfield shopping centre, which are only loosely linked to it.

Researchers SQW found that flagship employment projects failed to deliver the numbers required, even though the delivery methods used by the organising committee were 'exemplary'.

More young disabled people to access mainstream work

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 18:07 -- nick

The UK government has launched a campaign to get more disabled people into mainstream work.

Research has shown that companies' attitudes are significant barriers to people with disabilities entering jobs, and the campaign, under the slogan 'Disability Confident', aims to overcome these.

Activities will include internships provided to those aged 16-24 with learning difficulties and disabilities, who will get careers advice, CV and interview preparation, training in English language and maths and five-month work placements supervised by further education colleges.

Train building brings 730 jobs to north-east

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 12:05 -- nick

Train maker Hitachi is to build a new factory in Newton Aycliff, County Durham, its first such facility in Europe.

Building should begin at the end of the year following an archaeological exploration of the site, and construction alone will create around 200 jobs.

When fully operational the factory will employ 730 people with a range of skills, particularly engineers and technical staff.

The north-east has suffered more than most areas from unemployment, with yesterday's figures showing a rise in worklessness of 4,000 to 10.4%, the highest rate of any UK region.

UK unemployment falls by 57,000 - with UnemployedNet comment

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 14:14 -- nick

Unemployment in the UK fell by 57,000 in the three months to May, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.

The rate is now 7.8%, but growth in jobs - only 16,000 more people were in work while the population is rising, and 9,000 of those were on government programmes - slowed significantly, and the employment rate fell by 0.1% to 71.4%.

85 applicants for each graduate job as number of openings falls

Wed, 10/07/2013 - 09:08 -- nick

The number of graduate job vacancies is falling as this summer's crop qualify and come on to the job market.

That is the warning of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) who are forecasting a drop of 4% in the number of work opportunities, a slowdown that is seeing 85 apply for each job.

Sectors seeing big drops include financial services as banks deal with the fallout of the world economic downturn, while others, including engineering and telecommunications, are showing strong signs of life with increasing numbers of jobs available.



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