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Tesco – UK’s biggest retailer to cut thousands jobs

Tesco has begun a cull of head office staff that is expected to involve thousands of job losses as its new chief executive slashes costs and strives to reinvigorate the UK’s biggest retailer.  Sky News has learned that the company has in recent days begun informing senior staff of changes to the structure of its … Continue reading

Dairy Crest | 500 jobs at risk

Dairy Crest announced plans to shut a glass bottling dairy at Aintree, where 220 people work, and a site at Fenstanton in Cambridgeshire employing 250 people. The company also said its contract to supply milk to Tesco would not be renewed when it comes to an end in July. Dairy Crest sells around 3% of … Continue reading

Crawley | MP welcomes 500 new Tesco jobs

Crawley Observer – Henry Smith MP today welcomed the news that a new Tesco.com store is to be based in Crawley, creating 500 more jobs for the local economy. Henry commented: “As part of Tesco’s powerful economic stimulus announced earlier today, Tesco will be establishing a large new Tesco.com base in Crawley and creating 500 … Continue reading

UK | Unpaid work experience | Boots leaves scheme for long-term unemployed

Boots says it is withdrawing from the government’s scheme to help the long-term unemployed find work. It comes on the same day that ministers had to drop sanctions from a separate scheme that offers work experience to younger jobseekers. Boots said that it would no longer be offering any new placements on the work programme, … Continue reading

UK | A retreat on workfare would fail our young – Telegraph

It is one thing for the Conservatives to let the Liberal Democrats make the political weather. It is quite another to cede the terrain to the Socialist Workers Party. Yet this week, SWP activists have managed to whip up a storm of protest over the Goverment’s flagship work experience scheme, claiming – absurdly – that … Continue reading

UK | Podcast | Fairness means giving people what they deserve, Cameron to tell Tory conference | Politics | guardian.co.uk

David Cameron once said that “fairness means giving people what they deserve”. It’s not a million miles away from the old slogan of “A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work”. This week a Tesco store caused outrage when it advertised a permanent unpaid position on its night shift for applicants to the government’s … 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

Opposing free labour doesn’t make us ‘job snobs’, Iain Duncan Smith | John Harris | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The last five days have been very interesting indeed. Last week, an amazing outburst of anger followed a Tesco advert for nightshift workers who would be paid only their jobseeker’s allowance plus expenses – and as the issue was frantically discussed just about everywhere, a steady stream of employers announced that they had pulled out … Continue reading

Unpaid ‘work experience’ is a depressing solution to youth unemployment – Telegraph Blogs

I was relatively lucky when I graduated. I only worked unpaid for around six weeks – four weeks at a think tank and two weeks here – before a newspaper started paying me to write. Lucky, because that was near enough as long as I could afford to stay in London. Had I been forced … Continue reading

Tesco job row could ‘undermine’ welfare schemes, British Chambers of Commerce warns – Telegraph

The business group has urged the Government and employers not to let the debate on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook drive policy decisions on tackling youth unemployment. Adam Marshall, BCC director of policy, said activists are increasingly using social media to mobilise support, but there are concerns that a relatively small group … Continue reading

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