The jobs market remains fragile despite employment growing at the fastest rate since records began in the three months to July, industry experts have warned. Office for National Statistics figures today revealed that employment for the quarter More...15 September 2010 14:04
The number of people in employment grew at the fastest rate since records began in the three months to July, official figures have revealed . Employment for the quarter rose by 286,000 to 29.16 million, representing a 0.4% rise in the rate More...15 September 2010 11:22
The Government should approach public sector job cuts with the mindset of a "middle distance runner rather than a sprinter", according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Commenting ahead of today's official unemployment f More...15 September 2010 00:01
It could take as long as 14 years for the private sector to create enough jobs to return employment to pre-recession levels, according to research released by the TUC today. The analysis, which casts doubt over government claims that the private sect More...10 September 2010 12:40
Employers should be paid to offer internships to disadvantaged young people, according to a new report by think-tank Demos.
Firms who give "quality" internships to unemployed young people - such as young offenders and care leavers - should receive " More...17 August 2010 10:49
Employment experts have warned that the labour market remains fragile despite latest official figures which show that unemployment in the UK fell by 49,000 between April and June 2010 to 2.45 million.
The Office for National Statistics said the un More...12 August 2010 09:12
Job vacancies increased last month at the slowest pace for eight months, suggesting that public sector jobs cuts are starting to bite, new research has revealed. The Report on Jobs survey , by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and p More...05 August 2010 09:20
More older workers are likely to find an "invisible wall" of ageism between them and a new job, resulting in greater numbers being stuck in long-term unemployment, charity Age UK has warned.
Figures published by the Department of Communities and Loc More...26 July 2010 08:41
A bid by the Scottish and Welsh nationalist parties to scrap the 2.5% increase in VAT announced by George Osborne in his emergency Budget was overwhelmingly defeated last night in the House of Commons . In a major victory for the coalition, a proposed More...14 July 2010 16:52
The latest jobs market figures from the Office of National Statistics, which show a fall in unemployment, have been given a tepid welcome from industry commentators, with many warning that public sector cuts have yet to make an impact. Nigel Me More...14 July 2010 16:34
Michael Page International has seen an improvement in the UK jobs market, as the recruitment company reported a 33% rise in profit for the second quarter. But it has cautioned that austerity measures may hit economic activity. The comp More...09 July 2010 12:29
The government and businesses must do more to tackle youth unemployment to prevent a "lost generation" of jobless, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has warned.
A report by the REC has recommended an overhaul of schools career servi More...05 July 2010 08:22
The estimate from the government's independent spending watchdog that the private sector will create two million jobs over the next five years is "optimistic", the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned.
The Office for Bu More...01 July 2010 12:23
The rise in VAT is likely to lead to the loss of more than 200,000 UK jobs, economists and recruiters have warned.
The increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%, announced in the Budget earlier this week , is likely to cost around 200,000 to 235,000 UK job More...24 June 2010 16:30
After a tough 2009, the HR recruitment market has improved during the first half of 2010. Overall, there has been an increase in the number of HR roles coming to market at all levels and across all HR disciplines. However, we have found the volume of More...22 June 2010 00:01
The number of unemployed people in the three months to April rose slightly to 2.47 million, according to official figures that paint a gloomy picture of the UK labour market.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that the unemploymen More...16 June 2010 10:56
Job market conditions improved again in May, but growth of permanent places slowed, reinforcing fears that forthcoming public sector cuts may lead to a "jobless recovery". The latest Report on Jobs , based on an analysis of data from 400 UK recruitm More...09 June 2010 00:01
The government must focus on nurturing private sector employment in cities reliant on the public sector, before trimming back government jobs, a think-tank has warned. A Centre for Cities report has warned there are currently not enough private sec More...07 June 2010 12:13
The incoming coalition government must make reducing unemployment and creating jobs a priority after the latest job statistics revealed a record number of economically inactive people and a further increase to the jobless total, employers' groups More...12 May 2010 13:01
City accountants are more in demand than ever, according to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). ACCA, which has 140,000 members worldwide, has seen 6.5% annual growth in membership, with student numbers increasing by 10.4% from More...27 April 2010 08:21