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
UK business should brace itself for more job losses after the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) revised its forecast for unemployment levels over the next year. According to the BCC's latest economic forecast, the country's unemployment rate could r More...10 March 2011 15:01
Overall jobs growth accelerated in February, but contrasting fortunes in the private and public sectors have given rise to a "two-speed" labour market, according to new figures.
The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPM More...10 March 2011 11:50
Business groups have spoken out against the Government's claims that jobs are available and that the failure of jobseekers to match themselves to vacancies had brought about a rise in immigration.
At the weekend, work and pensions secretary Iain Dun More...08 March 2011 12:48
The CBI has called on George Osborne to boost exports, investment and jobs with an "all-action" budget on 23 March. In an open letter to Osborne , the CBI outlines its priorities for the Government's Growth Review, as well as wider measures to impro More...07 March 2011 12:52
Job losses are set to rise sharply in the first quarter of 2011 as the full force of government cuts is felt, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Results from the CIPD's latest Labour Market Outlook suggest tha More...14 February 2011 10:58
The number of permanent and temporary appointments grew at a faster rate in January than at any time in the past six and seven months respectively. This is according to the Report on Jobs by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC More...09 February 2011 00:01
One employee in five believes that they are likely to lose their job, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). The CIPD's Employee Outlook Survey found that public sector workers were the most c More...04 February 2011 11:52
Planned cuts to public spending could prove "formidably hard to deliver", according to a forecast by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The thinktank's Green Budget forecast argues that the planned cuts to public spending are greater and mo More...02 February 2011 14:37
Employers will find it more costly to make workers redundant from today, as the maximum caps on statutory redundancy pay and unfair dismissal compensation are increased.
Morag Hutchison, employment lawyer at Pinsent Masons, ex More...01 February 2011 11:13
The contraction in the UK economy of 0.5% in the last quarter of 2010 will have a severe impact on the jobs market and make the deficit more difficult to close, the TUC has warned.
According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), December's ba More...25 January 2011 12:40
Prime Minister David Cameron held talks with 19 major employers today (Monday), including Microsoft, McDonalds and Tesco, to discuss what the Government can do to help organisations get people into jobs. Downing Street claims that 300,000 priva More...10 January 2011 15:55
Job opportunities across the UK fell in December 2010, according to one of the country's largest recruitment businesses.
The Reed Job Index, compiled using job data from Reed.co.uk, recorded a month-on-month reduction in vacancies posted in Decembe More...04 January 2011 11:05
The job market recovery recorded in 2010 is set to stall in early 2011, according to figures released today. The Totaljobs Barometer's analysis of recruiter and jobseeker activity shows that the supply of jobs has grown by almost one-fifth (19%) sinc More...28 December 2010 00:01
Thousands of public sector workers have been warned that their jobs are under threat as councils begin 90-day consultations on job losses, according to the GMB union.
The union states that a total of 87,374 posts are under threat of being made More...23 December 2010 15:30
The estimated number of public sector job cuts expected over the next five years has been reduced by 160,000 in the most recent forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). In the Government's October 2010 Comprehensive Spending Revi More...30 November 2010 11:38
Employer demand for new staff rose in November to its highest level for 2010, according to figures published today.
The Reed Job Index, put together by job site reed.co.uk , tracks the number of job opportunities posted on the site and sa More...29 November 2010 10:31
NHS Plus is to undergo a major reconfiguration that is likely to lead to a reduction in the number of posts and the wholesale merging of some services and units.
A report, The Future Configuration of NHS Occupational Health Services, commis More...25 November 2010 13:55
The number of unemployed women in the UK increased by 31,000 in the three months to September to reach 1.02 million - the highest figure since 1988.
The grim findings, published today by the Office for National Statistics, emerged as More...17 November 2010 16:12
The Department of Health has reiterated plans to continue to train midwives at current rates in light of a survey published today (16 November) that suggests maternity units are already seeing heavy budget and staffing cuts.
A survey of 83 UK More...16 November 2010 16:26