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Hire and fire’ has destroyed Britain’s jobs economy

imageEurope’s biggest problem now is youth unemployment – we should be looking at the German labour model

These days we tend to talk about the divisions in Europe as one between net creditors and debtors. In reality this is just a sideshow. There is a much more fundamental gulf, hinted at by Angela Merkel in her Davos speech yesterday: between countries with organised industrial training systems such as Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Austria and Switzerland – all currently with jobless rates of between 3% and 7% – and those with much higher rates of unemployment, often in double digits, in peripheral Europe.

Britain pledges jobs, protection

imageBritain is promising to help create more than 10 000 jobs and protect dozens of communities from crime as it increases its development commitment to the Caribbean over the next four years, the United Kingdom Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has said.

Mitchell has ended a brief visit to several Caribbean countries and according to a statement from the British High Commission in Barbados, London is promising Jamaica that UK assistance will target 50 of the most volatile inner-city areas.

Jobs: British young people ‘use economy as excuse for unemployment’

imageEMPLOYERS are turning to employing foreign workers because they are hard working, punctual and have a more positive attitude than British young people.

A report for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) says Britain has produced a lost generation who are weak in literacy, numeracy and communication skills.

The report’s author Gerwyn Davies said that many employers considered that the education system in Britain was simply not ‘fit for purpose’.

“Marked Slowdown” in Britain s Jobs Market: KPMG

imageAccording to Bernard Brown, head of business services at the global accounting firm KPMG, a recent survey conducted by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG has shown that the British jobs market is experiencing a “marked slowdown”.

The survey found that private sector job creation has slowed at a time when the government was hoping that companies would be able to boost the job market.

1,589 British lose job every day

imageOver 1,500 British people lose their jobs every day due to the country’s £1.4trillion debt in loans and mortgages, which is more than the national output.

According to the personal debt charity Credit Action, Britain’s debt rose by £1.5billion in 2011, which caused 1,589 redundancies every day and 833,000 unemployed for a year or more. This means the country now owe more than the total national production.

Una Farrell, of the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, said: “I fear that it is only going to get worse as household budgets are subject to inflation, welfare benefit changes, likely interest rate rises and redundancy. This pain will not be felt evenly. Certain groups are likely to be squeezed more than others such as low and middle income earners and pensioners.”

Great Britain’s Job Center Plus System

imageGreat Britain’s Job Center Plus is a great resource for the unemployed or those that can’t work due to incapacitation or need financial assistance. They may also provide you with training opportunities if you need to consider learning new job skills.

5,000 Women Missing From Top British Jobs

imageResearch reveals gender imbalance will take 70 years to put right

Women are still frequently “passed over” for the UK’s most powerful jobs, according to new research that has found that 5,400 women are “missing” from Britain’s 26,000 top posts.
This disparity was revealed in the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report ‘Sex and Power 2011’ published this week.
Data analysts measured the number of women in positions of power and influence across 27 career categories in the public and private sectors.
The number of “missing” senior women was found by adding up all the senior posts held by men and women, then halving that figure to share the posts equally between the two sexes, minus the posts already held by women.

Jobs market faces grim 2011

imageThe next 12 months could see Britain’s employment prospects dip even lower than they did in 2010.

Up to 200,000 jobs could be shed in 2011 as unemployment rises to nine per cent, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned.

Its annual employment barometer forecasts public sector job losses will total 120,000, with private sector employment falling by 80,000.

More optimistic scenarios are plausible, especially if the Office for Budget Responsibility’s current central economic forecasts are achieved.

Even a slight slip from its predictions would leave the UK economy in dire straits, however.

Over 90,000 UK jobs are now in danger

imageAccording to m03 Power’s Chief Executive Officer, Ken Moss, Government’s recently proposed feed-in tariff cuts could put 90,000 jobs, which would have been generated by Britain’s burgeoning solar industry, in jeopardy.

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) announced its proposal to cut the feed-in-tariff for solar developments larger than 50kW by a shocking 72%. This, says Moss, puts thousands of jobs at risk.
“A buoyant solar power sector would have stimulated at least 90,000 jobs by the time Government spending cuts really start to bite later this year if the feed-in-tariffs had remained where they were,” he explained.

Britain now has a two-speed jobs market with private firms hiring while the public sector loses staff

imageDemand for permanent staff is increasing, according to a new survey. But the need for temporary staff is most encouraging with the most positions available since May 2009.

The report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG revealed that there are two different employment stories – in the public and private sectors.

Kevin Green, the REC’s chief executive, said: “The UK now has a two-speed labour market. The private sector continues to hire in increasing numbers while the public sector is shedding jobs.

“This is highlighted in the latest Report on Jobs which reports that the nursing, medical and care sectors have significantly declined from a year ago. In comparison, the IT and computing sector saw accelerated growth over the same period.

“Marked Slowdown” in Britain’s Jobs Market: KPMG

imageAccording to Bernard Brown, head of business services at the global accounting firm KPMG, a recent survey conducted by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG has shown that the British jobs market is experiencing a “marked slowdown”.

The survey found that private sector job creation has slowed at a time when the government was hoping that companies would be able to boost the job market.

The survey showed that the labour market has suffered the slowest growth in permanent and temporary staff appointments in seven months.

According to Kevin Green, Recruitment and Employment Confederation Chief Executive, “Private sector job creation has not hit the buffers, but it is clearly slowing which heightens concerns over whether public sector job losses can be absorbed”.

TEFL Jobs in the UK

These positions have been filled for Summer 2011.
Check back later in the year for Summer 2012 Jobs.
imageIf you fancy having an opportunity teaching in the UK before leaving to teach overseas this is perfect for you.

To apply for these positions you have to have 100-hours TEFL qualification under your belt.

They are looking for TEFL graduates who will work in summer 2011. You will be teaching mostly French, Italian and Spanish students who have come to the UK to study at language schools on courses from 2 -8 weeks. You can decide whether you would like to teach for one 2-week course of stay for the full weeks.

You will be teaching either 4-5 lessons in the morning of each day, to beginner, elementary and intermediate students. You can also choose to help out with afternoon activities and trips.
You will be paid:

£36 for 4 lessons a day
£46 for 5 lessons a day
£19 for 2-hours help with afternoon activities

Our positions in the UK include Ayr, Rugby, Coventry, High, Wycombe, Hampshire, Somerset, Cornwall and Devon. These are residential opportunities if you cannot commute.

To guarantee this position you will have to pass an interview with the school.

Jobs market faces grim 2011

imageThe next 12 months could see Britain’s employment prospects dip even lower than they did in 2010.

Up to 200,000 jobs could be shed in 2011 as unemployment rises to nine per cent, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned.

Its annual employment barometer forecasts public sector job losses will total 120,000, with private sector employment falling by 80,000.

More optimistic scenarios are plausible, especially if the Office for Budget Responsibility’s current central economic forecasts are achieved.

Even a slight slip from its predictions would leave the UK economy in dire straits, however.

We find 37,000 jobs up for grabs in IT right now

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MORE than 37,000 IT jobs are up for grabs today and there are more and more positions becoming ­available all the time.

As many firms say they are having difficulties in finding all the staff they need, now is the time to get on board.

Mum Creates her own job by running a nursery

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FACED with redundancy, mum Karen Jameson was desperate to find work to pay the bills.

“One minute I was creche manager at a gym, the next there was nothing. I had no idea what to do,” says Karen, 37.

Nurse view for her work

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REGARDLESS of the recession, about 18,000 new nurses are still needed every year.

And with the opportunity to study part or full-time, nursing is the perfect career for people at any age, whether leaving school or searching for a new career after redundancy.

Find Career In Catering Business

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DEBBIE Baxter left school feeling like a complete failure.

“The teachers were constantly telling me I couldn’t get a job because I was so hopeless. The awful thing is, I really believed them,” she says.

Focus On Cleaning Jobs

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Sean McEnery feels like he’s on the right career path

MORE than 21,000 cleaning jobs are up for grabs as the industry continues to buck the trends of cutbacks and tough times.

How to retrain to find a new career in a tough jobs market

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Claire now works with fighter planes

IN a tough jobs market it is more important than ever to have good skills and qualifications to boost your chances of finding work.

Whether you need to brush up on existing skills or get yourself a whole set of new ones, now could be the best time to think about retraining.

The driver’s story

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Jonny McIlwaine got into driving through temping

TEMPING proved to be a life-saver for lorry driver Jonny McIlwaine after he kept getting turned down by firms because he is just 22 years old.

“I’d moved from Northern Ireland last September and must have made around 30 calls and applications for jobs,” he said.

How successful as a volunteer can you lead ?

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Gurdeep Sahota found his dream job

Out of university, unable to find a job no matter how hard he tried, Gurdeep Sahota decided to do voluntary work at a British Heart Foundation shop.

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