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
Businesses will be able to bid for a share of a £250 million fund for vocational training programmes in the new year, as part of a government scheme designed to bring more skills into the workforce. The Government announced that the fund will be open More...17 November 2011 10:49
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
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
Town and cities in northern England have the highest proportion of 16- to 24-year-olds not in employment, education or training - so-called "NEETs" - according to research published today.
Great Britain urban average: 16.1% Source: More...04 November 2011 11:33
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
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
Almost half of employers say they are finding it hard to hire suitable candidates for vacancies, despite unemployment standing at its highest level since 1994. Research carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which surveyed 6,000 busin More...14 October 2011 00:01
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 Government must take urgent action to tackle the backlog of Work Capability Assessments (WCAs), which are essential in the effort to get more ill and disabled people into employment under the Work Programme, a welfare-to-work group has claimed.
More...12 October 2011 14:21
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 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
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
Despite modest growth in staff appointments in August 2011, the jobs market is showing early signs of trends similar to those observed at the start of the recession, according to a report published today. In August, the number of permanent vacancies More...07 September 2011 14:38
The Government has been urged to help businesses employ local people rather than migrant workers by equipping them with the right skills to do the job.
Outgoing British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) director-general David Frost made the call today More...02 September 2011 14:12
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