Job creation and losses

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Tesco asks former staff to return redundancy overpayments

Former Tesco staff who were made redundant last month have been asked to return redundancy sums that were overpaid to...

Festival of Work: Why job automation is an opportunity, not a threat

14 Jun 2019

The implications of job automation was hotly debated by speakers at the CIPD's Festival of Work this week, where Gary Kasparov was among the key speakers

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Ford ‘to close Bridgend site’ by September 2020

6 Jun 2019

Ford will close its Bridgend manufacturing plant by September 2020 with the loss of 1,700 jobs, workers have been told....

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Address north-south jobs divide, says inequality report

30 May 2019

More than half of the UK’s future job growth will be in London and the south-east, according to a report...

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British Steel collapse puts thousands of jobs at risk

22 May 2019

British Steel is to go into administration, putting some 5,000 UK jobs at risk and endangering 20,000 roles in its...

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Reliance on agency workers increases as confidence in economy drops

24 Apr 2019

UK employers are increasingly likely to hire agency workers amid continuing falls in confidence in the economy, according to the...

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How to get ahead in the labour market race

9 Apr 2019

Matt Weston, managing director of recruitment firm Robert Half, looks at the current UK labour market and provides some insight...

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Tech jobs enjoy UK boost but banking roles fare better in EU

19 Mar 2019

There is evidence of a “jobs merry-go-round” in European centres as Brexit approaches, according to recruitment company Robert Walters...

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Rudd wants to increase disabled workers target

5 Mar 2019

Amber Rudd has announced that she will review the government’s target of getting one million more disabled people in work...

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Freelancer platforms add to global work insecurity

1 Mar 2019

The hiring of workers anywhere in the world through global freelancer platforms means that limiting immigration will not necessarily protect...

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UK needs national skills policy to address productivity failures

27 Feb 2019

The UK needs to develop a national skills policy if it is to tackle its productivity problems, according to a...

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Honda confirms 2021 closure of Swindon manufacturing plant

19 Feb 2019

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

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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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