Job creation and losses

Honda confirms 2021 closure of Swindon manufacturing plant

Honda has confirmed that it proposes to close its manufacturing plant in Swindon in 2021, with the loss of around...

New tech threatens global labour market improvements

15 Feb 2019

Emerging tech-driven business models are partly to blame for millions of people worldwide being forced to accept inadequate working conditions, according to research.

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Businesses ‘hung out to dry’ without no-deal Brexit answers

13 Feb 2019

With 44 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a...

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Large employers fear inability to fill technical roles

25 Jan 2019

Employers are becoming increasingly concerned for their ability to recruit sufficient numbers of graduates for technical roles as Brexit looms,...

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Retail jobs threat continues as Patisserie Valerie collapses

23 Jan 2019

Around 900 staff are expected to be made redundant at Patisserie Valerie, as a rescue deal failed to save the...

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High-growth firms crowd out competition for talent

22 Jan 2019

The UK’s efforts to boost productivity while ironing out regional inequalities in job creation may be fundamentally at odds, according...

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Future working, future risks – why we need a debate around AI, new tech and health and safety

4 Jan 2019

Technology is transforming both our work and leisure lives, bringing opportunities but also risks, predominantly around precarious working, “always on”...

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TUC wants 1m new manufacturing and tech jobs by 2030

12 Dec 2018

The TUC has called for the government to set a target for a million new manufacturing and hi-tech jobs by...

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Hiring to hit 18-month high to fix ‘leaking bucket’

11 Dec 2018

Hiring intentions will rise to their highest level for 18 months in the first quarter of 2019, as employers seek...

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Sharp rise in number of UK employees looking for a new role

5 Dec 2018

Almost a quarter of UK employees are pondering leaving their current job, according to research company Gartner...

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Business leaders targeted in teacher recruitment drive

22 Nov 2018

The government is to help fund a series of programmes aimed at getting career-changers to become teachers, in a bid...

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Government pledges to train 17,000 new builders by 2020

16 Nov 2018

A scheme aimed at providing more than 17,000 new fully trained construction workers by March 2020 was launched today by...

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Fears over City jobs post-Brexit reignited by French bank

2 Nov 2018

Investment bank Société Générale is the latest large City employer to contemplate a shift of employees to the Continent.
With...

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Brexit threat to men in manual jobs with few qualifications

5 Oct 2018

Male manual workers with few qualifications will be most affected by new trade barriers when the UK leaves the EU,...

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Corbyn vows to “rebalance power” in the workplace

26 Sep 2018

Labour will “rebalance power in the workplace” if the party wins power, Jeremy Corbyn said in his speech closing the...

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