The UK has seen its biggest rise in unemployment for two years, increasing by 80,000 in the three months to July, to hit 2.51 million. This is according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics , which also show youth unemp More...14 September 2011 12:10
When the Government launched the Welfare Reform Bill in February 2010, it was heralded as the biggest shake-up of a welfare system since the New Deal was first introduced in the United States 60 years ago. The success of the Work Pro More...14 September 2011 08:17
The threat of a double-dip recession means that job prospects are looking "increasingly bleak" in certain parts of the UK, sparking fears of a new North-South divide.
A report from recruitment firm Manpower shows that the recruitment recovery has More...13 September 2011 10:26
Uncertainty about growth prospects in the UK and the global economy is affecting the hiring intentions of employers and unemployment looks set to worsen, business groups have warned.
Publishing its latest quarterly economic forecast figures today, More...01 September 2011 12:27
The number of people forced to work part time because they could not find a full-time job has risen to the highest level since comparable records began, with unemployment climbing to 2.49 million.
The figures, released by the Office of Nat More...17 August 2011 14:29
The recovery recently witnessed in the jobs market is set to slow sharply due to a fall in confidence in the country's economic recovery. That is according to the latest Labour Market Outlook survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Develop More...15 August 2011 16:35
Figures released today suggest that business confidence is on the rise, with three-quarters of employers looking to increase their workforces in the next three months.
The latest Jobs Outlook data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (R More...21 July 2011 12:32
Public organisations' turnover rates remained lower than private companies in 2010, suggesting that the public sector refrained from significant redundancy programmes. According to the 2011 XpertHR staff turnover rates and costs survey, labour turnov More...18 July 2011 00:01
The impact of "anaemic" economic growth on the labour market remains severe, despite the outlook for unemployment becoming "less bleak", the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has claimed.
This is according to the CIPD's latest More...13 July 2011 00:01
The rate of growth in the number of permanent hires fell in June to its lowest level since August 2009, according to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs.
The rise in temporary placements fell to an eight More...06 July 2011 16:58
Shropshire Council has handed redundancy notices to its 6,500-strong workforce, informing them that they will be re-hired the next day if they agree to a 5.4% pay cut.
The council said that the move would eventually reduce its staffing bill by £7 m More...06 July 2011 12:11
Employers spent £4.4 billion on redundancy payouts during the 12 months to March 2011, despite the tentative economic recovery. The total was just 2% lower than the previous year's, according to figures obtained from a freedom of information request More...04 July 2011 12:12
Job prospects are improving in the private sector, particularly for professional and highly skilled staff, according to the CBI. "Navigating Choppy Waters", a joint survey by the CBI and Harvey Nash Employment, polled 335 UK organisations employing n More...20 June 2011 17:09
UK business groups are still wary of an unstable job market, even though the latest employment figures published today show a marginal fall in unemployment levels. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that the unemployment rate for the More...18 May 2011 12:16
The labour market is taking "baby steps" towards pre-recession levels as employers predict a small increase in recruitment, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
The comments came as the CIPD and professional serv More...18 May 2011 09:13
The Scottish industrial heartlands of West Dunbartonshire and East Ayrshire have overtaken inner London boroughs to become the worst place to find a job in Britain, according to new research from the TUC.
The analysis , published ahead of the lates More...16 May 2011 11:02
Unemployment has fallen by 17,000 to 2.48 million, according to the latest Office for National Statistics figures released today. The latest figures mean that the overall rate of unemployment in the UK now stands at 7.8% and total pay rose by 2% comp More...13 April 2011 13:04
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has called on the Government to publish a comprehensive audit of public sector job cuts, to ensure that they do not exceed the forecasts of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). John P More...13 April 2011 09:37
The number of job opportunities across the UK fell slightly in March, according to figures released today.
The latest Reed Job Index report from recruitment website reed.co.uk shows that job numbers on the site fell in March, from 121,290 to 11 More...04 April 2011 16:56
Unemployment across the UK has risen to its highest level for 17 years and now stands at 8%, according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figures, which cover the three months to the end of January , point to More...16 March 2011 12:46