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.... “Following the commitments made by six world leaders at the recent G7 summit, and the news of greater cooperation between China and the EU on climate change, major global players like the UK must continue to build competitive, low-carbon economies and honour their commitments under the Paris agreement. ” Environmental businesses in the UK have been hit in recent years by swings in government policy that have led to job losses and uncertainty among potential investors. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....” The shelf-stocker said he hoped the company’s benefits package, generous for the sector, would not be affected. “Here it’s great, I get full benefits and everything,” another worker said, adding that he had heard negative reports about the work environment at an Amazon warehouse but was not worried about potential job losses if Bezos’s drone-loving company pursues a more automated approach. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The Association of British Bookmakers says this money would be at risk if a government review, due within weeks, recommends that maximum stakes are cut. This would also, they say, force the closure of high street betting shops, leading to job losses. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Tenant fees ARE a rip-off, says letting agent that welcomes ban  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 02:47:00 PM
.... Many agents currently charge hundreds of pounds for referencing services, which tenants are obliged to pay for. Landlords and letting agents said a ban on the fees will result in higher rents and job losses across the industry. ...
Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 06:00:28 AM
....” The shelf-stocker said he hoped the company’s benefits package, generous for the sector, would not be affected. “Here it’s great, I get full benefits and everything,” another worker said, adding that he had heard negative reports about the work environment at an Amazon warehouse but was not worried about potential job losses if Bezos’s drone-loving company pursues a more automated approach. ...
Government support needed to unlock billions in green business, says industry image
.... “Following the commitments made by six world leaders at the recent G7 summit, and the news of greater cooperation between China and the EU on climate change, major global players like the UK must continue to build competitive, low-carbon economies and honour their commitments under the Paris agreement. ” Environmental businesses in the UK have been hit in recent years by swings in government policy that have led to job losses and uncertainty among potential investors. ...
Ford faces lots of bumps in the road to a world of driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 06:00:02 AM
.... The Association of British Bookmakers says this money would be at risk if a government review, due within weeks, recommends that maximum stakes are cut. This would also, they say, force the closure of high street betting shops, leading to job losses. ...
Ford looks to cut 1,400 jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:22:17 PM
....The downsizing comes as the US carmaker faces weak sales and declining profits. While the job losses are lower than early reports had suggested, the plan is part of an "accelerated attack on costs," the firm said. ...
BT chief's pay package slashed by £4m over Italian accounting scandal image
.... The company currently employs 102,000 worldwide, with the restructuring expected to save the company £300m over two years. The bonus cuts and job losses follow huge problems at BT’s global services division, which provides IT and communications services to clients ranging from the BBC to Bromley borough council. ...
RBS cuts hundreds of technology jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 12:53:52 PM
....The union Unite claimed that as many as 334 jobs were being cut and that more roles were being transferred to India. Some 88 roles are to be created, meaning net job losses of 246. ...
Dulux owner Akzo Nobel has shown its colours by rebuffing takeover bids | Nils Pratley image
.... Employees and Dutch politicians are virtually united in wanting Akzo to stay independent. That’s not just because PPG is promising its own shareholders $750m of cost savings, which would presumably mean heavy job losses in Akzo’s global workforce of 46,000, but also because the Dutch firm has a decent record of honouring its investment pledges. ...
City firms say they won't be ready for Brexit in two years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 05:59:55 AM
....James Smethurst, a partner at Freshfields, said that the plans could require fewer staff moves that might have been expected, but the report does not contain any forecasts. One estimate puts the job loss at 230,000 across the entire UK’s financial services sector, not just the City. ...
New Zealand media merger: watchdog blocks tie-up of biggest print companies image
....Fairfax and NZME had argued that their bottom line was increasingly threatened by the likes of Google and Facebook, and a rejection of the merger would mean they would likely be forced to make cutbacks to frontline reporters, and to regional and community newspapers. An open letter signed by 30 senior editors of NZME and Fairfax Media in November 2016 argued in favour of the merger, saying that job losses were “inevitable” if the merger did not proceed. ...
RBS reports first quarter profit as turnaround continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:26:06 AM
....RBS added that its cost-cutting plan for 2017 was ahead of schedule, with 37% of the planned £750m cuts achieved. In February, RBS reported a £7bn annual loss and chief executive Ross McEwan ordered a £2bn four-year cost-cutting drive involving job losses and branch closures. ...
Deutsche Bank: Brexit risk to up to 4,000 UK jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 09:19:18 PM
....The warning came ahead of Deutsche's latest results which showed that job cuts had boosted profits. The bank reported that first-quarter profits more than doubled to 575m euros (£490m), helped by cost-cutting efforts which have seen 3,300 job losses in the past 12 months. ...
Nestlé to axe 300 UK jobs and move Blue Riband production to Poland image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 03:32:22 PM
....“Rather than turning its back on its UK workforce, Nestlé should be investing in its UK operations and keeping production here at plants in the UK. Over the coming days we will be scrutinising the company’s business rationale for these job losses, and explore alternatives to its cut-and-run approach. ...
Trump signs order to assess whether steel imports threaten national security image
....”. The US steel industry has blamed China for driving down global prices in order to crush competition and as a result causing US job losses. ...
Debenhams unveils turnaround strategy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:21:02 AM
.... . Sir Ian Cheshire, the chairman of Debenhams, said "this is a strategy about growth", not job losses, and that the plans should lead to the creation of more jobs. ...
Dulux owner reports 'record performance' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:04:29 AM
....The firm said its earnings before income tax in 2017 were expected to be about 100m euros higher than in 2016. It is also planning a further 150m euros of cost savings, but did not say whether this would lead to job losses. ...
Tata Steel merger with Thyssenkrupp under threat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 12:36:06 PM
....Talks between Tata Steel and German company Thyssenkrupp about combining their European steel operations have been ongoing for months but there are still major hurdles to overcome. Germany’s largest trade union, IG Metall, confirmed this week it was opposed to the tie-up and described it as “high risk” amid fears it would lead to thousands of job losses and the closure of plants in Germany. ...
BHS workers share £1m payout over failed redundancy process image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 06:59:27 AM
.... Payments will vary in size depending on salaries but the government’s contribution is capped at £3,800 per person. When BHS collapsed into administration a year ago, with the loss of 11,000 job losses, it was the biggest high-street failure since that of Woolworths, which went into administration in 2008. ...
Sainsbury's pushes ahead with Argos rollout in supermarkets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 09:00:31 AM
....Argos announced on Thursday that it would turn 60 more of its 800 UK stores into a digital format - where customers can order on an iPad rather than a catalogue. Mr Rogers said the change and the Sainsbury's concessions would not bring job losses. ...
Akzo Nobel faces call to axe chairman amid takeover battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:42:40 AM
.... . The firm, which is scheduled to meet with investors later this month, has also drawn opposition from Dutch politicians concerned about potential job losses. ...
Free trade warning – IMF, WTO and World Bank say it must be defended image
....Warning that the role of trade in the global economy was at a critical juncture, the three multilateral bodies said the opening up of markets had been good for growth but admitted that action was needed to help “left behind” individuals and communities. Their report said technological change rather than trade was mainly responsible for the job losses in certain sectors in the west but accepted that the surge in protectionist sentiment in hard-hit communities was justified. ...
Bernard Matthews new owner axes 114 jobs at Norfolk HQ image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 05:40:15 AM
....Mr Harley said his members now "felt very let down". A Bernard Matthews spokesman said the company avoided some job losses by redeploying people within the business. ...
Unilever to ditch Flora and Stork as consumers turn to butter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 07:59:35 AM
....3bn) on buying back its own shares – which should push the price of the shares up – and would increase its dividend payout to shareholders by12% this year. The company is also also planning to cut costs, which will result in management job losses, and said it would review its dual legal structure in the UK and the Netherlands. ...
Lloyds reveals location of 100 branch closures as it cuts 325 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 12:27:47 PM
....The reductions are part of a three-year cost-cutting programme being implemented by the chief executive, António Horta-Osório, to axe 12,000 jobs from the bank’s 75,000-member workforce and close 400 branches this year. Lloyds said the 325 job losses were part of this cost-cutting plan and were related to the restructure of some management roles in the Lloyds Bank network. ...
Trump's trade tactics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:33:23 PM
....Workers making clothing and electronic goods were among the worst affected. It is difficult to settle upon an exact figure, but some economists think that 40% of these job losses can be linked to Chinese imports. ...
Cost of junk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 12:52:58 PM
....It also makes the cost of borrowing for companies more expensive and, as such, plays a role in slowing economic growth. Higher borrowing costs and slowing economic growth can lead to job losses. ...
Up to 100,000 UK jobs at risk as Merkel and Juncker ally warns on euro clearing image
.... London clears around three-quarters of all euro-denominated trades. Talking in September, Rolet said he was confident the City would not be stripped of the business, but he went on to say that job losses would not be limited to London but shed across the UK in risk management, compliance, middle office and back-office support functions. ...
Lloyds to shrink hundreds of UK branches to two staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:29:14 PM
....Banks are closing branches across the country due to the rise of online banking. Lloyds – which owns Bank of Scotland and Halifax – has already announced plans to close 400 of its branches, with more than 9,000 job losses, while last month Royal Bank of Scotland said it was shutting 158 sites, mostly NatWest’s, and the Co-operative Bank is battling to find a buyer amid fears about its future. ...
EU financial centres vie to poach tens of thousands of City jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:30:14 AM
....6tn) of income. Last month Jeremy Browne, the City’s representative to the EU, said the number of job losses “is somewhere in the 5%, 6%, 7% scale. ...
Lloyds Bank to shrink hundreds of branches in size image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 11:00:44 PM
....Lloyds said the reason was "a profound change in customer behaviour", which has seen more transactions move online. It has already announced plans to close 400 of its branches around the UK, with 9,000 job losses. ...
Two million workers receive 4% pay rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 09:17:02 PM
....4% pay rise, and 18 to 20-year-olds will get a rise of less than 1% - although the minimum wage did rise significantly in October. When both policies were introduced business groups raised fears that the extra burden would lead to job losses. ...
Trump trade crackdown 'not about China' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 03:57:19 PM
....Mr Trump tweeted on Thursday night that his first meeting with Mr Xi would "be a very difficult one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits. and job losses". ...
UK nuclear decommissioning debacle costs government nearly £100m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 09:22:20 AM
....”. Unions said they were concerned at any potential job losses as a result of the contract ending early. ...
Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots, study says image
.... Thirty-five per cent of male jobs were identified as being at high risk against 26% of female jobs. The PwC study is the latest to assess the potential for job losses and heightened inequality from AI. ...
Investors urge Dulux owner to hold takeover talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:10:12 AM
....On Monday, four provincial governors spoke out against an Akzo takeover, saying it would hurt Dutch jobs. Akzo said the latest PPG proposal did not address its initial concerns, which included the valuation, risks that the deal might not be accepted by regulators, the leverage of the merged company, and job losses. ...
Aberdeen wrestles with hard choices as independence looms again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
....Europe’s busiest heliport, which ferries offshore oil workers between north-east Scotland and North Sea rigs, is normally one of the most active parts of Aberdeen. But the oil industry’s two-year slump and thousands of job losses mean some residents say the food banks are the now the busiest place in the “energy capital of Europe”. ...
Philip Green's lavish party for his 65th ends exile from social circuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:27:49 PM
.... The guest list for the event to mark his 65th birthday included the model Kate Moss, the Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly and Sports Direct’s founder, Mike Ashley. Green’s reputation has been battered since the collapse of retail chain BHS, which led to 11,000 job losses. ...
Co-op Bank warns of more branch closures as it reports £477m loss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:25:19 AM
. Co-operative Bank has reported its fifth consecutive year of losses and warned of more branch closures and job losses as its struggles to restore its fortunes following its tie-up with Britannia Building Society. ...
Standard Life's Aberdeen deal means job losses – but avoids US takeover image
....An all-Scottish deal at least makes the wider politics easy. There will be job losses but it must be better for Scotland that Aberdeen is not consumed by a US firm and instead becomes part of one that will be Europe’s second largest fund manager. ...
Standard Life and Aberdeen seek to tie in key staff in £11bn merger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:06:34 AM
....Gilbert, whose firm has suffered 15 consecutive quarters of investors withdrawing their cash, refused to disclose how many jobs would be lost as the enlarged company admitted it would spend £320m to cut costs. “We just can’t talk about job losses,” said Gilbert, insisting estimates of 1,000 were “grossly exaggerated”. ...
Vauxhall-Opel sold by GM to Peugeot-Citroen image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:31:41 AM
....9bn) deal to buy General Motors' European unit, including Vauxhall. GM Europe has not made a profit since 1999 and the deal has raised fears about job losses at Vauxhall. ...
Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life confirm merger terms image
....BBC Scotland business and economy editor Douglas Fraser said the logic of putting the firms together was to build investment clout, so they can compete with US-based giants such as Blackrock. But he said analysts were predicting the merger could mean around 1,000 job losses - representing about one in 10 of the current employees. ...
Standard Life  and Aberdeen Asset Management confirm merger talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 05:57:06 PM
....Sources close to the deal insisted at the weekend that Standard Life and Aberdeen were looking to merge in order to grow, not shrink, and create a flagship business for Scotland. They said that job losses could be offset by new opportunities created by the expansion of the enlarged company. ...
Peugeot 'set to unveil deal to buy GM's Opel on Monday' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 11:26:34 PM
.... . News that the two companies were in talks emerged last month raising fears that the deal could lead to job losses. ...
Sainsbury's to cut 400 jobs in shakeup of operations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:56:36 PM
....Unite, the trade union, urged Sainsbury’s to guarantee that there will be no compulsory redundancies. Julia Long, Unite’s national officer for food and drink, said: “This is very bad news for those dedicated workers affected by the planned job losses and Unite will be giving our members maximum support at this difficult time. ...
City news: Merlin Entertainments, Sportech, and Mike Ashley  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:59:00 AM
....He is thought to have paid about £25million. It is not known whether there will be job losses. ...
Bridgend reels from jobs threat hanging over Ford plant image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:00:39 AM
Mike Ashley firm buys lingerie firm Agent Provocateur image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:27:32 PM
....Agent Provocateur has 10 stores in the UK and employs around 600 people. It is not known if there will be job losses. ...
Donald Trump has made rookie mistakes – he must change his approach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:59:39 AM
....To be sure, Trump is right that better adjustment mechanisms for America’s left-behind blue-collar workers are long overdue. But trade, on balance, has done much more good than harm, and the overwhelming majority of manufacturing-job losses in the developed world have resulted from technological advances like automation. ...
Ford Bridgend: Welsh secretary 'optimistic' over future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 06:05:24 AM
...." . First Minister Carwyn Jones said on Wednesday the job losses were a "worst case scenario". ...
Chris Grayling tells Japan: some of our trains are superior to yours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 05:03:58 PM
....Japan’s investment in the UK also includes Hitachi Rail Europe’s £82m train manufacturing plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. However, Hitachi chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi warned before June’s EU referendum that a Brexit vote could result in a reduction of investment and job losses at the Newton Aycliffe site. ...
Vauxhall pensions 'won't be hit by PSA Group deal' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:40:52 PM
....". Unions in Germany and the UK have been concerned that a takeover of Opel and Vauxhall could lead to job losses. ...
Vauxhall production guaranteed until at least end of decade, PSA tells union image
....The boss of PSA Group, which is in talks to buy General Motors’ loss-making Opel business in Europe, including Vauxhall, has given assurances to the UK government and Britain’s biggest union that production will be guaranteed until at least 2021. Carlos Tavares has been on a charm offensive with politicians and unions in the UK and Germany, trying to soothe fears over factory closures and job losses if the takeover goes ahead. ...
Royal Bank of Scotland losses more than treble to £7bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:32:39 AM
....RBS plans to cut costs by £2bn over the next four years, which will mean job cuts and further branch closures. Chief executive Ross McEwan told the BBC the cost cuts were "huge, and unfortunately there will be job losses amongst that". ...
RBS reports £7bn loss and says it will not make profit until 2018 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:27:28 AM
....Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a new £7bn loss – its ninth consecutive year deep in the red – which has taken its total losses since the 2008 financial crash to more than £58bn. The 73% taxpayer-owned bank said it would not return to profit until 2018 and announced a £2bn cost-cutting plan, which will mean more job losses and branch closures to put the bank back in the black. ...
Vauxhall job fears rise as Peugeot boss mentions 'speedy' savings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 11:00:40 AM
....May had stressed the British government’s commitment to the UK car industry in a telephone conversation with the PSA executive on Wednesday evening. Tavares said he wanted to create a new “European car champion” and pledged to work with national governments and unions worried about job losses. ...
Peugeot owner PSA sees profits nearly double image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 10:11:37 AM
....47bn). PSA's possible purchase of GM's European brands has raised fears of job losses at Vauxhall in the UK. ...
Humbled Unilever aims to show shareholders it values their loyalty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:36:53 PM
....But what does “accelerating delivery of value for the benefit of our shareholders” mean? In Kraft Heinz’s mouth, translation would be easier. It could imply thousands of job losses, cuts in investment and less time spent fretting about sustainable models of capitalism. ...
Losing banking jobs to EU 'threatens financial stability across Europe' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:00:11 PM
....”. Such warnings are being passed to the government by a number of top financiers, many of whom believe the City’s early focus on job losses has obscured the more important challenge of persuading Europe that it faces potentially catastrophic risks of its own if London’s position as a financial centre is damaged. ...
Theresa May must take £115bn hint from Kraft Heinz's failed Unilever bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:33:19 PM
.... Unilever is prepared to be held to account by outsiders in a manner than would be hard to imagine under Kraft Heinz’s ownership. The only certainties in a takeover would have been heavy job losses and higher levels of financial leverage. ...
Kraft Heinz withdraws Unilever takeover bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 05:28:53 PM
.... Pledges to save factories were reneged on almost immediately, before the firm was spun off to form a separate firm, Mondelez, while customers believed the quality of products such as its Creme Egg were downgraded. A source close to the bid earlier insisted there was “no comparison” between the Kraft Heinz company and its management team and the Kraft that took over Cadbury – but admitted that there would be stringent cost-cutting and “synergies” including job losses should Unilever be taken over. ...
Another Brexit downside: foreign giants in power grabs for famous British names image
....Last week General Motors revealed it was in talks with Groupe PSA, the owner of Peugeot and Citroen, about selling its European businesses, Opel and Vauxhall, while Unilever rejected a $143bn (£115bn) bid from Kraft Heinz. If both deals go ahead, job losses in the UK will be a genuine concern. ...
Lloyd's alcohol ban challenges City of London's drinking culture image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:14:58 PM
....The big change came with the dramatic reforms of the 1980s, including the big bang, which eventually led to small, leisurely trading banks being gobbled up by large international corporations, and a much more competitive trading environment. In 15 years at the financial services giant BCG, Buik says, he can’t remember a broker ever leaving their desk between 7am and 5pm except for short snack and toilet breaks, and with increasing uncertainty and job losses in recent years, City workers are even more nervously conscientious than before. ...
Unilever to mount fierce defence against Kraft Heinz after rejecting £115bn offer image
.... Kraft Heinz, whose brands include Philadelphia and WeightWatchers, vowed to keep up its pursuit despite Unilever insisting that there was “no merit, strategic or financial” to a deal. The US firm’s attentions drew fire from trade union Unite, which branded Kraft “predatory” and predicted that any deal would trigger job losses among the two companies’ combined UK workforces of nearly 9,000. ...
Unite leader warns GM his union will not accept any Vauxhall job losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 02:13:22 PM
. Len McCluskey, leader of the UK’s biggest union, has warned that it will oppose job losses at Vauxhall, as the chief executive of US parent company General Motors flew to Germany for talks about the sale of its struggling European car-making business. ...
Nurofen maker acquires US baby food and Choco Milk company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 09:57:31 AM
....The deal is estimated to bring £200m in annual cost savings. The two companies have not discussed job losses yet, Kapoor said, but employees in the UK will not be affected, as Mead only has a small business in the country. ...
'UK could be fastest-growing G7 economy if it gets trade deals right' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:30:07 AM
....The consultancy firm’s long-term optimism about the UK economy is in contrast to its more gloomy near-term forecasts for the effects of a Brexit vote, published with pro-remain business group the CBI before the referendum. Its analysis in March last year warned that leaving the EU would cause a serious shock to the UK economy that could lead to 950,000 job losses and leave the average household £3,700 worse off by 2020. ...
Robots 'could replace 250,000 UK public sector workers' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 09:10:14 AM
....The report also highlights the scope for increased automation in policing through crowd-monitoring drones and facial recognition technology, although it acknowledges the concerns involved in holding people’s images. Alexander Hitchcock, the report’s co-author, said: “Such a rapid advance in the use of technology may seem controversial, and any job losses must be handled sensitively. ...
US jobs growth in January is strongest since June, report finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 03:47:20 PM
....Manufacturers added 15,000 jobs, the most in more than two years, ADP’s report said. Other measures of manufacturing output have indicated that factories have largely rebounded from headwinds such as the strong dollar and slower overseas growth that had caused steady job losses for nearly two years. ...
Brum rush: Birmingham becomes tourist hotspot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:05:07 AM
.... The move will create 1,200 jobs. The closure of regional tax offices leading to job losses will also be Birmingham’s gain in 2019 when HM Revenue & Customs opens a regional hub employing at least 3,000 people. ...
Quitting EU regulator 'would leave UK waiting longer' for new drugs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:00:48 AM
.... But it would have to increase hugely in size if it became responsible for approving all new drugs aimed at the British market. Ashworth has asked Hunt to spell out how much it would cost Britain to have a dedicated national drugs regulator and also said that “regulatory divergence between a post-Brexit Britain and the EU” could lead to job losses in the life sciences industry, a sector May has highlighted as central to the UK’s economic prospects after departure form the EU. ...

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