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Jobs Growth

»Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

  Jobs growth and the race for talent to continue despite fears of triple dip recession Released on 27 February 2013 via REC   Fears of a triple dip recession have failed to make a dent in employer confidence on hiring decisions in 2013, according to the latest survey of 600 employers from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. The REC’s JobsOutlook report indicates that the UK jobs market is likely to continue to grow over the next year, bringing positive news for people looking for temporary or permanent work. In fact, the report found that more than half of employers are planning to hire additional permanent workers in the next three months. REC director of policy Tom Hadley said: “The latest JobsOutlook shows that employers are feeling a...

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Traineeships:

»Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Traineeships: Improving the system of transition from education to employer Released on 26 February 2013 Author By Kim Regisford (via the REC) As the disconnect between the education system and employer needs remains under scrutiny, the government’s proposal to develop a traineeship programme geared at  ‘Supporting young people to develop the skills for apprenticeships and other sustained jobs’ is welcomed. Skills Minister, Mathew Hancock, described the proposal as a “bold new programme to get young people ready for work”. Traineeships are ultimately designed to help young people ages 16-24 to develop the skills required to secure a position in either an apprenticeship scheme or a job. The new programme is scheduled to begin in September 2013 and will...

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JOB Hunter Help

»Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog, News | 0 comments

JOB Hunter Help Article taken from North Somerset Times Dated 20 February 2013   FREE support for job hunters is on offer at libraries across North Somerset. Anyone needing help writing a CV or maybe skills health check can pop along to one of the sessions being run by the National Career Service. They will take place at Nailsea Library in Crown Glass Place from 10am to Noon on March 1 and 15, Portishead Library in Harbour Road from 1 to 4pm on March 1 and 15 and at Clevedon Library in Old Church Road from 10am to 12.30pm on Tuesday March 12 and 26. If you are currently looking for employment in North Somerset visit our Job...

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UK Labour Market Defying The Doom-Mongers

»Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Strength of UK labour market continues to defy the doom-mongers – REC Released on 20 February 2013   Commenting on the latest employment figures released today by the Office for National Statistics the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Director of Policy and Professional Services Tom Hadley says: “The strength of the UK labour market continues to defy the doom-mongers. Employer confidence remains strong and the outlook for 2013 is generally very positive, although there are still legitimate reasons to worry about persistent levels of youth unemployment. “The private sector continues to more than compensate for public sector job losses and in some high demand areas starting salaries are inflating as businesses find themselves in a...

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Employers Predict Job Growth For 2013

»Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Employers predict jobs growth for 2013 Released on 30 January 2013 REC Website A new survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) shows that more than half of employers are planning to hire more permanent staff in 2013. According to the latest monthly JobsOutlook, a survey of 600 employers, the UK’s jobs market is set to continue on a trend of slow growth during 2013 with more than 50 per cent of employers looking to increase their permanent workforce and one in three planning to take on more temps. REC director of policy Tom Hadley said: “At first glance the predicted growth in jobs for 2013 may seem at odds with recent gloomier news about lack of GDP growth “There are various factors influencing what’s been termed this ‘jobs...

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Strength of UK labour market continues to defy the doom-mongers

»Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Commenting on the latest employment figures released today by the Office for National Statistics the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Director of Policy and Professional Services Tom Hadley says: “The strength of the UK labour market continues to defy the doom-mongers. Employer confidence remains strong and the outlook for 2013 is generally very positive, although there are still legitimate reasons to worry about persistent levels of youth unemployment. “The private sector continues to more than compensate for public sector job losses and in some high demand areas starting salaries are inflating as businesses find themselves in a race for talent. “When skills shortages emerge employers need to be flexible. Business demand for candidates in...

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