Job creation and losses

Aviation job losses continue to mount

6 May 2020

The number of aviation jobs expected to be lost due to the coronavirus crisis continues to climb, with Virgin Atlantic,...

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Retailers and food chains announce gradual re-opening

1 May 2020

Retailers including B&Q, Homebase and Pret are gradually opening outlets, but with strict safety measures.

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Furloughing staff is morally wrong and HR should stop it

24 Apr 2020

Why have employers with large cash reserves been allowed to go cap in hand to the government, asks Josh Sunsoa.

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UK employment at all-time high before lockdown

21 Apr 2020

The UK employment rate reached a record high before social distancing and coronavirus lockdown measures forced the closure of the...

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City jobs market rebound cut short by coronavirus

20 Apr 2020

The City jobs market enjoyed a healthy rebound in the first month of the year – only to be cut...

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Barratt Homes

Housebuilding giant furloughs 5,500 employees

17 Apr 2020

Barratt Developments has temporarily laid off 85% of its staff but will pay them in full until the end of May.

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Construction companies can begin work on HS2

15 Apr 2020

Construction workers have been given the green light to start work on the HS2 high-speed rail link, providing they abide...

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Oasis and Warehouse in administration as sale talks collapse

15 Apr 2020

Women’s fashion retailers Oasis and Warehouse have appointed administrators, with the immediate loss of 200 jobs and more than 2,000...

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Platform brings together firms laying off with those hiring

14 Apr 2020

A platform that brings together organisations with staff who have been laid off or furloughed because of the coronavirus with...

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‘Years not months’ for labour market to recover – IES

8 Apr 2020

The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has said it expects it will take years rather than months for the labour...

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Furlough scheme could cost up to £40 billion

8 Apr 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will cost an estimated £30bn to £40bn over the three months it is set to...

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Recruitment falls at fastest rate since 2009

8 Apr 2020

Covid-19 has hit recruitment activity hard as permanent and temporary placements both fell at the steepest rates since 2009 with...

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Job postings fall by two thirds in some sectors

6 Apr 2020

Employee reviews reveal that most workers are unhappy with their employer's response to the coronavirus crisis.

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Businesses appoint administrators as virus closures hit high streets

31 Mar 2020

Thousands of jobs at risk as two restaurant chains and a household goods supplier enter administration.

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Airline crew asked to join NHS Nightingale Hospitals initiative

30 Mar 2020

Thousands of EasyJet and Virgin employees have been asked to work at the temporary NHS hospitals.

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