RBS to cut another 1,400 jobs

Thu, 16/05/2013 - 17:36 -- nick

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), the state-owned bank, is to cut 1,400 more jobs.

The majority will go at its Edinburgh head office in the retail division.

The company has already lost 35,000 jobs since it needed government money to bail it out in 2008.

It confirmed that no customer-facing roles would be lost.

Ross McEwan, the chief executive of RBS's UK retail operations, said: "To serve our customers well, we have to ensure that our resources are focused on the things that matter most to them.

Warning on telephone job scams

Wed, 15/05/2013 - 13:46 -- nick

Unemployed people are being tricked into phoning premium-rate telephone lines for jobs, a regulator has warned.

Karl Lever, a jobseeker from Brighton, was hit with a £40 bill for a telephone interview after he responded to an advert for a bar manager.

Karl phoned a number beginning 070, and these can cost up to £1 per minute, although not all are illegitimate or as costly.

He told the BBC's 'You and Yours' radio programme that he had been looking for work for three months, and that the call lasted an hour.

Young people are not benefitting from job creation

Tue, 14/05/2013 - 14:54 -- nick

Young people have suffered more than any others from the recession in jobs, a Trades Union Congress (TUC) report has found.

Those aged 18-24 are 10% less likely to be in work than they were in 2008, and 395,000 more jobs are needed for young people's unemployment levels to return to pre-recession levels.

While the employment rate has been rising, growth in the population of the UK has outstripped this, leading to unemployment also rising again over the last few months.

Get work in the sports and fitness sector - a guide

Tue, 14/05/2013 - 12:18 -- nick

UnemployedNet supports The Mirror's Get Britain Working campaign.

The campaign aims to support unemployed people into work, and this week's article tells you how to get jobs in the fitness and sport sector.

This covers work including in gyms, schools, coaching, community schemes and the administrative and management roles to support them.

You don't need to be physically fit for all jobs, but if you want to be a personal trainer you will be expected to look the part.

Employment to grow, but harder to get a job - CIPD

Mon, 13/05/2013 - 16:36 -- nick

The UK's recent employment growth could be set to continue, but it is getting harder to find work, particularly for those with low skills, a survey has found.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Labour Market Outlook report, published today, asked employers whether they planned to take on new staff or lay staff off, and found that plans for growth were more common.

Lloyds bank to cut 850 jobs

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 19:35 -- nick

Lloyds Banking Group is to cut another 850 jobs on top of 2,750 already announced for this year.

600 of the jobs will go through the closure of an office in Southend, an area that already suffers above-average unemployment.

The bank said it would try to achieve its aim through voluntary redundancies, and make compulsory cuts only "as a last resort", citing the fact that only a third of its 2012 redundancies were compulsory.

Youth unemployment creates worldwide risks

Wed, 08/05/2013 - 17:19 -- nick

The dire worldwide unemployment situation for young people is storing up grave risks for the future, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said.

In its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013 report, the ILO warns the global recession has become so entrenched in some countries that many young people have given up looking for work.

Across the globe, young people are more than three times as likely as other adults to be unemployed.

Nationwide Building Society to shed 500 jobs

Mon, 06/05/2013 - 12:19 -- nick

Nationwide Building Society is to shed 500 jobs across the country.

The company took over the Cheshire, Derbyshire, and Dunfermline Building Societies during the recession as they developed financial troubles.

But the takeovers meant it had more than one branch in many areas.

The Society is to close around half the 91 branches it took over and rename those remaining as Nationwide outlets.

The jobs will go by 2015.

Government benefits website doesn't work with newer browsers

Fri, 03/05/2013 - 15:11 -- nick

The government website that supports people to apply for benefits includin Disability Living Allowance does not work with most newer internet browsers, it has been revealed.

Computing, the online IT magazine, has published advice provided on the site in the 'Operating systems and browsers', which states:

"The service does not work properly with Macs or other Unix-based systems even though you may be able to input information.



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