Jobseeker’s Allowance

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Update – UK – Employment has not been higher. How?

Tony Dolphin: If the UK is in Recession, How Come Employment is Increasing So Rapidly? The latest employment figures, published today, do little to resolve the conundrum over the UK’s unusual combination of strong employment growth and no economic growth. Over the last year, real GDP has fallen by 0.5%, while employment has increased by … Continue reading

UK – Employment has not been higher since records began in 1971 and unemployment falls to 2.53 million

The number of people out of work fell by 50,000 to 2.53 million in the three months to August, according to the Office for National Statistics ONS.Employment reached a record high of almost 30 million, while the unemployment rate fell to 7.9%. The ONS also said the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance fell by … Continue reading

UK unemployment benefit claims post unexpected rise

Mixed unemployment data show headline jobless rate fell 51,000 to 2.61m as claimant count rose 8,100 to 1.6m Source: m.guardian.co.uk. Related articles  (jobmarketmonitor.com) UK unemployment falls by 51,000 and 166,000 more people in employment – ONS UK: Long-term youth unemployment grows eight-fold since 2000 UK Youth Unemployment | From 6,000 to 50,000 on Jobseekers’ Allowance for more than … Continue reading

UK | Record numbers forced into part-time working

The number of unemployed men fell by 43,000 to reach 1.51 million but the number of unemployed women increased by 8,000 to reach 1.14 million, the highest figure since the three months to November 1987. Despite the fall in unemployment,the Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) claimant count rose by 3,600 in March – the highest total since … Continue reading

UK Youth Unemployment | From 6,000 to 50,000 on Jobseekers’ Allowance for more than one year

As recently as 2008 there were fewer than 6,000 18-24 year olds who had been on  Jobseekers’ Allowance for more than a year. That number is now just under 50,000 –  more than eight times as many.  This is not just the recession and its aftermath: after falling back somewhat in the year to May … Continue reading

UK | CIPD calls for end to row over ‘unpaid’ work experience | 24 February 2012 | Stock Market Wire

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is warning that recent headlines, which associate voluntary unpaid work experience with slave labour, are in danger of discouraging employers from offering placements and denying young people a route into permanent employment. Good quality work experience provides an invaluable way for young people to build key skills … Continue reading

Recruitment opportunities eroded by perception gap between the skills jobseekers and employers find important, finds Learndirect – HR Magazine

There is a perception gap between the skills employers are looking for from prospective employees and the skills jobseekers believe to be important, according to Learndirect. Its findings show there is a divergence of views when it comes to workplace skills such as teamwork, communication and dealing with customers. One in 10 jobseekers think workplace … Continue reading

Jobseekers get leg up | Bundaberg News | Local News in Bundaberg | Bundaberg News Mail

A HUNDRED jobseekers will receive free training for positions needed in the resource sector, thanks to an Energy Skills Queensland initiative. ESQ, in partnership with Impact Make Your Mark Bundaberg, is now recruiting for the Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy program, which aims to fast-track participants into areas such as construction, commercial cleaning, hospitality, engineering and … Continue reading

Trades Union Congress – Jobless cleaners, caterers and machine operators amongst those most at risk of long-term unemployment

If they become unemployed, low-paid workers such as cleaners, catering assistants and machine operators are most likely to be on the dole for more than six months, according to a new TUC analysis published today (Monday) ahead of the latest unemployment statistics this week. The TUC analysis shows that as unemployment rises and the number … Continue reading

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