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Online job vacancies return to pre-pandemic levels

UK job vacancies have returned to the same level as before the first lockdown in April 2020, according to Adzuna and the Office for National Statistics.

Workers seek vaccine before return to work

14 Apr 2021

Almost three-quarters of workers in the UK would feel more comfortable returning to work if others around them are vaccinated...

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Unemployment among young black workers more than 40%

12 Apr 2021

Unemployment among young black workers is three times worse than for white workers of the same age, according to analysis...

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Recruitment rebounds as lockdown loosens

8 Apr 2021

Recruitment is on the way up according to the latest UK Report on Jobs from REC and KPMG...

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Young people disproportionately affected by Covid jobs hit

30 Mar 2021

Only a significant extension of youth employment schemes will mitigate the long-term damage to the economy, finds the Prince’s Trust.

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February saw 26,600 jobs put at risk

26 Mar 2021

Stable level of redundancies but numbers on furlough soar in January and February.

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Santander to close branches and cut office space

25 Mar 2021

Santander has announced it is to close 111 branches across the UK, with 840 staff being affected by the closures.

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Six in 10 staff removed from payrolls were under 25

23 Mar 2021

There were 693,000 fewer employees on company payrolls last month than in February 2020 – with under 25s bearing the brunt of job losses.

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Up to 1,500 former Thomas Cook employees win payouts

16 Mar 2021

A tribunal has ruled that the travel giant failed to consult before making redundancies when it went into administration in September 2019.

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Thousands of jobs for north-east England in wake of green investments

11 Mar 2021

About 6,000 jobs are set to be created in the north-east of England by the creation of new wind turbine ports.

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Job losses and zero-hours contracts planned for Evans Cycles

10 Mar 2021

The cycling retailer, owned by Frasers Group, expects to slash headcount and change the remaining workers' contracts.

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Civil service jobs to move to northern England ‘economic hubs’

4 Mar 2021

Rishi Sunak confirmed plans for a new campus for ‘critical economic departments’ in Darlington, and the national infrastructure bank in Leeds.

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Sainsbury’s restructure puts 1,150 jobs at risk

4 Mar 2021

Supermarket chain says it has begun a consultation on removing 500 office roles while 650 other workers’ roles are under threat.

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Budget 2021: Furlough to continue until 30 September

3 Mar 2021

Ahead of the budget, the government has revealed it is to extend the furlough scheme until the end of September.

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Budget March 2021: Tax rises not ruled out

1 Mar 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has not ruled out tax rises in this week’s budget (3 March) after saying that he wants...

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