Job creation and losses

Financial services sector faces rise in job cuts

10 Jan 2005

Financial services companies expect to cut jobs at the fastest pace for two years in the coming months

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MPs want ex-offenders to replace migrants in low-skilled jobs

7 Jan 2005

The Commons Home Affairs committee has recommended that jobs usually filled by Eastern European migrants should be offered to ex-offenders

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CIPD predicts tough year for HR as upward pressure on wages grows

4 Jan 2005

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has predicted that a tight labour market and upward wage pressures will...

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Lotus to lay off 230 staff

20 Dec 2004

The 350 redundancies announced in November have been pared down to 230

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Corus saves 1,700 UK jobs with £3.5bn deal

17 Dec 2004

Steelmaker Corus has secured the future of 1,700 UK jobs after signing a £3.5bn deal with a Swiss-led metals consortium.

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MoD to axe four Army regiments

17 Dec 2004

Defence secretary Geoff Hoon has announced that four Army regiments are to be axed.

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Government grant helps create 460 jobs in Essex

17 Dec 2004

The trade and industry secretary has announced a £4.5m grant to create up to 460 jobs at a manufacturing facility in Essex.

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CBI report will expose Government’s ‘confusing and vague’ efficiency plans

9 Dec 2004

The CBI is to criticise the Government today over its “confusing and vague” approach to achieving £21.5bn-worth of annual efficiency...

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RMT condemns more than 700 job cuts by rail manufacturer

1 Dec 2004

The RMT union has condemned the axing of more than 700 train-making jobs by rail manufacturing company Bombardier, and called...

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Employers’ Organisation highlights local government recruitment crisis

19 Nov 2004

Councils are facing a crisis in recruitment for regulatory services such as trading standards and environmental health, according to the...

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CIPD issues warning over hidden army of ‘non-workers’

17 Nov 2004

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned the Government that something needs to be done to combat...

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Employment levels reach new high as unemployment drops to 30-year low point

17 Nov 2004

More people than ever are employed, with number of people out of work now standing at 1.38 million; a fall...

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Unions view casino growth as a chance to boost jobs and skills

16 Nov 2004

The potentially massive growth of the casino industry represents a chance to create thousands of jobs and improve the UK’s...

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Union warns of job losses as Barclays prepares to restructure IT operations

15 Nov 2004

The jobs of hundreds of staff and contractors at Barclays are at risk under plans by the bank to restructure...

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‘Jobsanta’ promises season of good cheer for jobseekers

12 Nov 2004

Jobcentre Plus has unveiled its top 12 jobs for Christmas, with Father Christmas topping the bill and Mother Christmas following...

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