The last set of official labour market statistics before the general election contains a "mix of good and bad news", according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
The figures , released this morning, show that the number More...21 April 2010 14:17
The number of unemployed people increased by 43,000 in the three months to February, to reach 2.5 million - the highest figure since December 1994, official figures revealed today. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the unemployment rate More...21 April 2010 10:24
The UK's top 25 law firms hired more than 2,000 people in 2009-10, fewer than they made redundant during the downturn.
This continuing caution is evident in the recruitment practices of Slaughter and May - while it hired 78 people, these were suppo More...20 April 2010 08:48
Electricity industry leaders are arguing that 'unfair' National Grid charges are putting tens of thousands of jobs at risk.
In a letter seen by the Times , industry leaders have told politicians that high charges for electricity transmission may More...20 April 2010 08:44
British Gas has received more than 100 applications for every gas fitter apprenticeship available, more than twice the usual ratio, it has emerged. The utilities giant said it had more than 65,000 applications for 600 schemes, the Times has reported More...19 April 2010 09:31
Half a million public sector jobs could be shed over the next five years as the new government begins to tackle the £167bn deficit - dwarfing any assessment the current political parties are willing to make, the CIPD has warned.
An analysis of the More...19 April 2010 09:00
The parties have now unveiled their election manifestos. Here Personnel Today outlines how their different policies will affect employers. Flexible working Party pledges: Labour pledged to increase statutory paternity pay from two to f More...16 April 2010 17:50
The number of people placed in permanent jobs rose at the fastest pace in nearly 13 years - delivering the "clearest sign yet" of a revival in the jobs market, the latest data has shown. The monthly Report on Jobs by the Recruitment and Employment More...07 April 2010 00:01
Surrey County Council has joined forces with Jobcentre Plus to offer work opportunities to the most disadvantaged.
The council has pledged to offer Local Employment Partnership (LEP) opportunities, including work trials, work experience, mentoring a More...29 March 2010 10:03
Women could be hardest hit by proposed council cutbacks, the Audit Commission has warned.
In its Surviving the Crunch report, the commission warned that, on average, 25% of working women were employed in local public services, while in 50 areas, i More...23 March 2010 09:23
Employers' groups have cautiously welcomed today's announcement of a surprise fall in unemployment figures, but warned that the statistics mask some "worrying trends".
The official statistics for the three months to January show that unemployment More...17 March 2010 11:39
The unemployment rate fell by 0.1% in the three months to January 2010, marking the first quarterly fall since the three months to May 2008, official figures revealed today.
The number of unemployed people fell by 33,000 over the quarter to reach 2. More...17 March 2010 10:44
Campaigners calling for jobs to be given to British workers are today protesting outside a power station in Pembrokeshire.
The demonstration, at a power station under construction in Pembroke Dock, is the latest in a campaign launched by a Facebo More...16 March 2010 09:11
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has expressed concerns about older people being trapped in long-term unemployment.
With the next unemployment statistics due out tomorrow (Wednesday), the TUC said it will be looking closely at the figures.
S More...16 March 2010 08:38
Fresh fears of a "jobless recovery" resurfaced today as a labour market survey forecast slim recruitment intentions for the second quarter of the year.
The Manpower Employment Outlook survey, based on 2,100 employers, showed just a 1% rise in hiring More...09 March 2010 11:51
The long-term unemployed are to receive home visits from Jobcentre advisers to help them find work.
Under government plans to reduce the numbers receiving jobseeker's allowance, work and pensions minister Helen Goodman is set to announce plans today More...09 March 2010 09:03
The HR jobs market has continued to show strong growth as the number of vacancies advertised online increased by 14% in the past month.
The Monster Employment Index found the number of HR jobs advertised online rose by 14% (10 points) from 69 in Ja More...09 March 2010 00:40
Graduate employers should be given tax breaks to encourage them to hire more young workers, the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has said.
Launching its manifesto Talent, Opportunity, Prosperity , the association has set out its vision for More...09 March 2010 00:35
The public sector has plummeted in popularity as an employer and is losing its sparkle as a place to work, research revealed today. The poll of more than 500 private sector staff by recruitment agency Hays found that fewer than 38% would consider nex More...05 March 2010 09:12
Employers across Britain will get £1,000 for taking on a young person who is struggling to find work.
Additional free pre-employment training packages will also get young recruits off to a flying start through the Care First Careers initiative a More...03 March 2010 13:04