Workers in poverty as ten years of falling wages bite

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 12:10 -- nick

Many working people in low paid jobs are stuck in poverty with no route out, a report has said.

The government's Social Mobility Tsar, ex-Labour minister Alan Milburn, says that work no longer consistently pays enough to lift people out of poverty.

Wages for most have been stuck below inflation since 2003, meaning they have been getting poorer for ten years.

The government will miss its child poverty targets because of this as well as its savage cuts to benefits.

Weekly jobs board - opportunities available in the UK

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:51 -- nick

It's still hard to get work for many people in most areas of the country, but some companies are recruiting.

This week's jobs board from The Mirror has opportunities in post delivery and sorting, retail, administration, hospitality and hotels and catering, and includes contact links for applications.

Take a look here

Millionaires to blame for youth jobs crisis - report

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 11:13 -- nick

Millionaires are to blame for the European youth jobs crisis, according to a report in the New Statesman.

At least 26 million are unemployed in the continent, and many of them are moving country in order to find work.

There are now 8 million fewer Europeans aged 20 to 24 compared with 1989, so the problem isn't the number, and they are better qualified than their parents, so skills aren't the problem.

The magazine blames millionaires, citing the figure that while 170 bankers in Germany earn more than 1 million Euros each year, in London that figure is 2,400.

Weekly jobs board - work opportunities available now

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 13:07 -- nick

It is still hard to find work, but even in the current market there are some jobs to be found.

The Mirror's weekly jobs board brings the best of these together, and has opportunities in Christmas work, retail, sales and catering.

The board includes more than 90,000 seasonal jobs, with 21,000 available at the Post Office, 15,000 at Sainsbury's and 15,000 at Amazon.

Go to The Mirror's jobs board

Poundland to double number of stores and create 15,000 jobs

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 15:47 -- nick

Budget retailer Poundland is to double its number of stores and create 15,000 new jobs.

Announcing a big jump in profits, the company is aiming to hit a total of 1,000 shops.

It is also opening outlets in Europe for the first time over the next 18 months.

Go to the Poundland careers website.

We will make uemployed work for benefits - Osborne

Mon, 30/09/2013 - 13:36 -- nick

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a plan to make long-term unemployed people work for their benefits - despite strong evidence it doesn't work.

This idea has been around for a while - the Taxpayers' Alliance released a report earlier this month recommending it - but it will become policy from April next year.

Nine A4e employees charge with fraud offences

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 12:48 -- nick

Nine employees of under-fire employment services company A4e have been charged with fraud after allegedly faking evidence of jobs to get payments from the public purse.

The "numerous" offences were alleged to have taken place over four years between 2009 and 2013.

The company holds multiple government contracts including under the government's flagship Work Programme, but the court case relates to the "Inspire to Aspire" employment and training scheme.

Get Britain Working - jobs available now

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 11:51 -- nick

The Mirror releases a weekly round up of the best work opportunities, and the latest one is available now.

It includes jobs in hotels and hospitality, retail, driving, logistics, maintenance, engineering, cleaning, safety staff, IT specialists and office staff.

The article includes contact details, so why not have a look and see if there is anything for you?

Go to the article



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