UK employment figures rose by 128,000 in the three months to October to 2.64 million, the highest level since 1994. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the jobless rate was 8.3%, up from 7.9% three months ago, its highest rate sin More...14 December 2011 11:08
Employers' hiring intentions have dropped to their weakest level in three years, a survey has found. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey found that the jobs market was "flat-lining", with four-fifths of employers intending to either not hire or to More...13 December 2011 14:17
Permanent staff placements have decreased for the second month running and are falling at the quickest rate since 2009, a report has found, contrasting with more positive job-market data released earlier this week. The latest Recruitment and Employme More...07 December 2011 15:20
New job opportunities have risen to their highest level for almost two years and employer demand for new staff is 20% higher than at the same time last year, according to figures published today. The figures, taken from November 2011 and released in More...05 December 2011 14:48
The Chancellor of the Exchequer's autumn statement has delivered some bleak news for the public sector, with higher job losses than previously forecast and confirmation that pay awards in the sector will be restrained to an average of 1% for each of the More...29 November 2011 16:01
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has unveiled a £1 billion package aimed at tackling youth unemployment through the creation of 400,000 work and training placements.
The "youth contract" initiative will offer subsidies of £2,275 to employers in Engl More...25 November 2011 11:47
The public sector cuts lack a strategic approach and focus on the short term rather than the future, argues Angela O'Connor, CEO of HR consultancy The HR Lounge . Formerly chief people officer at the National Police Improvement Agency, sh More...22 November 2011 14:50
Employment groups have demanded that the Government take action on youth unemployment after figures released today showed that there are more than one million young people out of work in the UK. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data More...16 November 2011 10:17
Social care staff at housing association Family Mosaic will be told to accept "massive" pay cuts or lose their jobs.
This is according to public sector union Unison, which said that the London- and Essex-based housing association intends to dismiss More...15 November 2011 15:48
The UK jobs market is set to experience a "slow, painful contraction" in the final quarter of this year, with many employers putting their hiring activity on hold due to ongoing economic uncertainty, according to the Chartered Institute of Personn More...14 November 2011 10:36
The number of people leaving their main job has almost halved over the last 13 years, suggesting that the labour market is considerably less dynamic than it has been in the past.
The latest research, published today by the Office for National Stati More...09 November 2011 12:00
The UK job market has contracted for the first time since July 2009 with a reduction in the number of permanent placements, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG.
The October 2011 re More...09 November 2011 09:00
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said that the global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will further delay global economic recovery and could ignite social unrest in "scores of countries".
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There are indications that the UK job market is experiencing a recovery, after figures released today highlighted the biggest month-on-month increase in job demand for almost two years. The figures, from Reed's job index for October, reverse the decl More...31 October 2011 00:01
The scale and speed of job cuts in the public sector have been far more severe than initially predicted and are on course to exceed the Government's estimate of 400,000 job losses by 2016. In a report to mark the one-year anniversary of the Gov More...20 October 2011 12:16
Small firms are in firing rather than hiring mode as business confidence plummets, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
The organisation's quarterly "Voice of small business" survey, produced by the Centre for Economic More...18 October 2011 11:57
Public sector job cuts have had a direct impact on levels of business confidence throughout the UK's regions, according to a report by corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor. The research found that organisations in those parts of the country More...17 October 2011 14:07
The Government has announced the launch of sector-based work academies aimed at getting more young people into work, as figures published today showed record levels of youth unemployment .
Employment minister Chris Grayling said that the academie More...12 October 2011 15:46
The latest UK employment data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reinforces gloom in the labour market, with unemployment reaching its highest level for 17 years.
According to the latest labour market statistics, published to More...12 October 2011 10:41
The Government should temporarily halt public sector job cuts in order to stimulate growth and tackle rising unemployment rates, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has claimed. According to a report published today by the CIP More...10 October 2011 10:37