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.... Five weeks later he discovered his bank account number had been mistyped on his online claim form and the £3,470 he was due from the Insolvency Service had been paid into a stranger’s account. Woods and his colleagues had not been paid for their last two weeks of employment and it was a month before he began receiving jobseeker’s allowance. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Redundancy payout nightmare after bank transfer error sends stranger money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of September 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... Five weeks later he discovered his bank account number had been mistyped on his online claim form and the £3,470 he was due from the Insolvency Service had been paid into a stranger’s account. Woods and his colleagues had not been paid for their last two weeks of employment and it was a month before he began receiving jobseeker’s allowance. ...
Halfords and Prudential criticised over unpaid traineeships image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:00:26 AM
. Halfords and the financial services company Prudential have been criticised for employing young jobseekers without pay for six weeks or more under a government-backed scheme. ...
Curry house immigration raids ‘unfair’, say restaurant owners image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 11:05:21 PM
....A Home Office spokesperson said: “Using illegal labour is not victimless. It cheats the taxpayer, undercuts honest businesses and cheats legitimate jobseekers of employment opportunities. ...
Tory EU migration crackdown plans: the key questions answered image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:00:11 PM
.... They would also have to apply for a biometric residence permit, which may include a fingerprint, after they had stayed for between three and six months. In defiance of the EU’s free-movement directive, residence permits would not be granted to jobseekers. ...
Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:34:03 AM
. Poundland has been criticised for employing jobseekers, without pay, for up to two months under a deal with the government. ...
City 'haemorrhaging' talent because of Brexit, says headhunter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 11:01:08 PM
....The firm, however, points to a more upbeat trend in recent weeks with a month-on-month increase in City positions in July – a period when headhunters would not usually expect to be busy and experience a fall-off in applications for work. The number of vacancies was up 1% compared with June, while there were 12% more jobseekers. ...
Britain’s young suffer as austerity continues to take its toll | Letters image
.... It might be easier to link those increases to governments’ negligence. They have allowed the single adult jobseeker’s allowance to rot on the vine, from 1979 when it was 21% of average earnings, to 2008 when it had fallen to 10. ...
‘I wonder if it’s worth getting up’: life in Corby, the debt capital of Britain image
.... Gerry worked for most of his life as an engineer at food factories but lost his job nine months ago. His jobseeker’s allowance is being switched over to universal credit, with a six-week gap between the two, the 63-year-old says as he sorts through his food parcel. ...
Graduate anger mounts over ‘nightmare’ Student Loans Company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
....A repeated complaint is about the intrusive questioning and demands. Another graduate, who this time gave up his job to switch careers, described the problem of convincing the SLC he wasn’t working because he was not claiming jobseeker’s allowance. ...
Tories have ‘shameful record’ on FOBT gambling, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:19:03 PM
....The data also provide fresh evidence of “clustering” by bookmakers, which have been accused of targeting areas suffering from low wages, high unemployment and high rates of child poverty. Forty-three parliamentary constituencies have more than 30 betting shops, of which 74% have a higher-than-average claimant count for jobseeker’s allowance or universal credit. ...
Why help to buy is no help at all to the economy | Jeffrey Frankel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 09:54:25 AM
.... In the last US recession, many who lost their jobs could not move to other parts of the country where jobs were more plentiful, because they couldn’t sell their homes. There is good evidence that the housing crisis boxed in jobseekers. ...
Tunbridge Wells jobseeker's horror at 'oddball' comments image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 04:14:05 PM
. A graduate jobseeker has spoken of her horror at being called a "home-educated oddball" by a prospective employer. ...
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Sent on an hour’s drive in pursuit of jobseeker’s claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 06:00:19 AM
. I was made redundant and filled in an online claim for jobseeker’s allowance. ...
Mayoral candidate pledges free childcare for Liverpool parents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
.... But under proposals that Morton will lay out at Blackburne House in Liverpool on Tuesday, parents will get 15 hours free each week after the end of parental leave at nine months, paying just £1 for every additional hour. In England, parents currently receive 15 hours free only after their child’s second birthday and if they are receiving benefits including tax credits and jobseeker’s allowance. ...
Help us fix Brexit labour shortage with Saturday jobs, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 12:23:10 PM
....Hopes that young Britons could plug a potentially massive post-Brexit labour shortage will stall unless concerted efforts are made to resurrect the dying traditional “Saturday job”, employers have said. “Earning and learning” among youngsters has fallen off a cliff and needs to be “normalised” once again, according to the umbrella body that represents more than 200 organisations working with jobseekers. ...
Hammond was right to raise tax for self-employed, inquiry to say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 01:13:37 PM
....The committee also heard from Damian Hinds, the employment minister, who confirmed that self-employed people – who now number almost 5 million – cost the welfare system more than employed people in terms of tax credits and old age benefits on average. He also said jobseekers would not be penalised for turning down work on self-employed terms, as he warned potential gig economy workers to “have their eyes open” when signing up with companies asking for cash commitments in exchange for jobs. ...
Landline charges for 2m customers to be cut as telecoms watchdog steps in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:12:38 AM
....”. The phone service is aimed at customers on certain state benefits such as jobseeker’s allowance and pensions credits. ...
Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? image
.... But a big chunk of welfare spending now goes on permanently supporting people in jobs that don’t pay enough to support their families. As the contributory principle has been eroded, politicians have sought to create a new sense of legitimacy by loading the system with sanctions that dock jobseeker benefits for minor transgressions. ...
For Carney, wages are the only true window to the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
....The last few months have seen a sharp slowdown in employment growth and a rise in numbers of people who have stopped paid employment. The fact that thousands have quit the labour market and haven’t signed on for jobseeker’s allowance shows they see little profit in searching for another job. ...
ILO warns of rise in social unrest and migration as inequality widens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:00:07 PM
....The International Labour Organization said its measure of protest activities around the world had ticked higher in the last year against a backdrop of economic and political uncertainty. In a downbeat report into global labour market prospects, the agency also predicted migration could rise over the next decade as frustrated jobseekers leave their countries in search of better prospects. ...
Retail pay drops sharply in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 12:01:09 AM
....Adzuna said competition for jobs was at an all-time low in November, with 0. 43 jobseekers per vacancy. ...
Lost billions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 04:13:54 AM
....4 million households failing to receive Pension Credit are missing out on £2,000 a year, the figures show. Entitlements worth thousands of pounds a year were also going unclaimed for employment and support allowance (available to those who are unable to work owing to illness) and jobseekers' allowance. ...
Autumn Statement: Workers' pay growth prospects dreadful, says IFS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 12:07:43 PM
....Primarily, this is a result of the main working age benefits and tax credits being frozen in cash terms for four years from April 2016. That includes entitlements such as jobseeker's allowance and income support. ...
Autumn Statement 2016: Financial upheaval ahead for families image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 05:29:06 PM
....The main working age benefits and tax credits were frozen in cash terms for four years from April 2016. That includes entitlements such as jobseeker's allowance and income support. ...
New benefit cap starts amid fears for single parents image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 12:02:28 AM
.... If they want to avoid the benefit cap they only have to be working 16 hours a week and we will be providing free childcare to enable them to do that," he said. The cap - which, in total, is now set to affect an estimated 88,000 households primarily with high rents or large families - relates to a string of benefits for those aged 16 to 64 including child tax credit, housing benefit, jobseeker's allowance and income support, but excludes some others such as disability living allowance. ...
‘Hundreds’ of jobseekers victims of 'recruitment scam' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 12:21:01 AM
. Hundreds of vulnerable jobseekers may have been conned out of money as part of a recruitment scam, a BBC investigation has uncovered. ...
Broadband must be affordable for poor, say councils image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 11:13:04 PM
....BT offers a £9. 95 per month broadband and telephone service to people who receive income support, jobseeker's allowance or other benefits. ...
Money problems image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of August 2016 01:28:28 AM
.... . Income support is one of six benefits in the UK, including jobseeker's allowance and child tax credits, that have begun to be replaced by universal credit. ...
Muslim women 'economically disadvantaged' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 01:06:42 AM
....Ministers must introduce a plan to tackle the inequalities before the end of the year, the Women and Equalities Committee said. Figures suggest they are three times more likely to be unemployed jobseekers than women generally, and twice as likely to be economically inactive. ...
Many families could not afford a month's rent if they lost job - Shelter image
....Karen, from Basingstoke, said: "I lost my job in May, having been headhunted into the role and then told I wasn't needed after three months' probation. "I had relocated and changed my plans to take up the role and was then left with £1,200 monthly rent to pay on just £73 per week jobseeker's allowance. ...
How to end the UK's gender pay gap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 10:24:42 AM
....But there is a risk that just revealing big gaps will achieve little more than confirming what disgruntled workers already know. Highly qualified jobseekers might be able to shun the worst offenders, some consumers may even boycott the most inequitable brands, but it will make little difference to Britain’s overall pay gap. ...
Poorer families would shoulder heavier burden of Brexit costs - report image
.... In the worst case, where 100% of the burden of achieving a surplus is put on welfare spending, the thinktank calculated that by 2020 different categories of low-income households could receive between £1,861 and £5,542 a year less in tax credits and benefits. Assuming the government places 50% of the burden of adjustment on welfare spending, low-income households – defined as households receiving tax credits or jobseekers’ allowance – could receive between £930 and £2,771 a year less in tax credits and benefit payments in 2020. ...
Only a fraction of UK job ads offer flexibility, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 11:01:27 PM
....Less than 9% of vacancies for decently paid jobs in the UK offer flexible working, according to research that claims the lack of such options is keeping millions of people in dead-end jobs or shut out from the labour market. Analysis of more than 5m job adverts found little progress in the past year on offering more flexible options to jobseekers, despite warnings to employers who face skills shortages that they are failing to tap into a large pool of potential workers. ...
DBS: the safety check backlog that means nurses, carers and teachers cannot work image
.... Seventeen out of 45 forces are missing the government target of completing 85% of applications within 14 days, according to Home Office data. Nearly half the checks lodged with the worst performing forces, Dorset and London’s Metropolitan Police, are still ongoing after 61 days, leaving an estimated 150,000 jobseekers in limbo. ...
Unless we think imaginatively, benefits will be consigned to history | Tom Clark image
.... Both Buck and the Resolution Foundation’s Torsten Bell cautioned that the current benefit system is designed to deal with a hugely complex variation in needs – produced by high housing costs, disability and childcare among other things – and that no flat-rate income could adequately substitute for that without extraordinary expense. Bell played the party pooper with his calculator, too, pointing out that even if we forget housing, and simply pay every adult the meagre £73 provided a week by jobseeker’s allowance, and every child the full whack of the current tax credit system, up to about £85, then that would require the complete abolition of the personal tax allowance and an increase of something like five pence in the pound in the basic rate of tax. ...
B&Q offers to negotiate compensation for changes to staff benefits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 07:33:16 PM
.... Staff also get a paid half-hour break for every four-hour shift, as well as pension benefits. The offer of further compensation for shop workers comes after the Guardian revealed that B&Q had withdrawn an advertisement for jobs at its Swindon warehouse that required jobseekers to work a three day “induction” for free and pay for a drugs test. ...
B&Q pulls job ad asking workers for three days' unpaid 'induction' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 04:17:27 PM
. B&Q has withdrawn an advertisement for jobs at its Swindon warehouse that required jobseekers to work three days’ “induction” for free and pay for a drugs test. ...
How will the new state pension work? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 04:00:31 PM
....As a result of this, Age UK has calculated that 70,000 people will no longer qualify for any state pension. NICs don't have to be paid in consecutive years, and some parents, carers and jobseekers have special exemptions. ...
Bank bailout v Tata bailout – how the costs compare image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 11:37:35 AM
....Without examining the individual circumstances of each of the 40,000 employees potentially affected it is difficult to estimate the welfare impact. Crudely put, paying the maximum weekly jobseeker’s allowance of £73. ...
Fast cars and education create hope of revival in Welsh valleys image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of March 2016 04:00:31 PM
....The employment figures show there is a way to go. According to the latest ONS figures, 4% of those aged 16-64 in Blaenau Gwent were claiming jobseeker’s allowance – double the figure for the whole of Wales. ...
Millennials are swimming against the economic tide | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of March 2016 06:48:30 PM
....• Many factors lie behind the difficulties faced by our young people, but one powerful lever to get them out of the pit would be to transform the benefit system. At present, jobseeker’s allowance is given grudgingly on condition that the recipients do no meaningful work and spend all their time applying for nonexistent jobs. ...
Business news: Retailers, Scottish Weir Group, Barratt Developments, NHS image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 25th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... Shares in the company rose 9½p to 571½p. A CAP on spending on agency staff has led to fewer jobseekers taking up posts in the NHS, according to Hays. ...
Richest fifth in the UK worse off since financial crash, official figures reveal image
.... This has largely been blamed on a fall in average income from employment, though the department pointed out there had also been a sizeable fall in the amount of child benefit received by the richest 20% after the government introduced a tax charge affecting parents earning more than £50,000 a year. The ONS said the increase for the poorest fifth was mainly due to an increase in average levels of pay for this group, along with higher benefit payments such as tax credits and jobseeker’s allowance. ...
Plans to freeze benefits for four years 'will hit 7 million children' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 12:01:21 AM
....More than 7 million children living in low-income families will be affected by a four-year freeze to their benefits that risks pushing many more into poverty, according to new research. A report by the Children’s Society, published on Tuesday, says families could lose up to 12% from the real value of their benefits over the next four years as a result of government plans to freeze child tax credits, working tax credits and jobseekers’ allowance from April. ...
What are zero-hours contracts? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Dawn Foster image
.... A man in his 40s in Redcar told me outside the jobcentre that he had been given no shifts by his construction firm for eight weeks. The jobcentre adviser insisted he was employed, so he wasn’t entitled to jobseeker’s allowance. ...
Women losing out in pension changes 'could turn to jobseeker’s allowance' image
. Women who are due to lose thousands of pounds from the government’s changes to the pension age could think about claiming jobseeker’s allowance instead, a Conservative minister has suggested. ...
Women hit by pension trap can go to Job Centre and claim benefits, minister says image
.... . "For example, there's jobseeker's allowance, there's employment and support allowance, there's income support, carer's allowance, personal independence payments. ...
Welcome to the bank where financial advice is free – it’s a food bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 07:00:18 AM
....” Christmas, she says, was tough: “Thank God for the pound shops and Primark!”. Universal credit rolls six benefits and tax credits (including housing benefit, the child and working tax credit, and income-based jobseeker’s allowance) into one monthly payment. ...
Changeover to universal credit is driving people into long-term debt | Lizzie Presser image
.... Clarke couldn’t even afford the bus fare she needed to hand out her CV to local restaurants. In May, UC will extend to all new claimants of jobseeker’s allowance, employment and support allowance, income support, housing benefit, working tax credit and child tax credit. ...
Twelve words to say at a job interview – and 12 to avoid at all costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 02:31:22 PM
....Not everybody has a talent for small talk, and it can be hard to come across as affable in the stressful seconds before a big interview, but even a brief chat will give an employer vital clues about your confidence and communication skills. For that reason, it may be helpful to provide jobseekers with a range of typically positive 12-word icebreakers, and some less effective examples:. ...
Ditch the emotion and recognise economic migrants are a benefit, says report image
.... She warned that were Britain to exit the EU, it would hinder the country's efforts to attract investment and top talent. He added this could limit opportunities to young British jobseekers, and could even increase unemployment as younger workers are keen to progress fast, and would rather have no job at all than one they hate. ...
Is your CV failing you? The are 8 important details you might be missing... image
.... . But is your resumé letting you down? According to research carried out by recruitment firm Michael Page, there's often a pronounced divide between what jobseekers think is important in a CV, and what employers are looking for. ...
Francois Hollande pledges to ‘redefine’ the French economic model to tackle unemployment crisis image
....6pc unemployment rate. The proportion of jobseekers out of work is at an 18-year high, and is more than twice the UK level. ...
Number of job vacancies hits post-recession record image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 06:00:49 AM
.... . The figure – boosted by seasonal work as companies geared up for Christmas – means that there were almost two positions for every jobseeker. ...
Dark Christmas ahead for nearly 1,000 axed staff of solar panel company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of December 2015 05:34:44 PM
....George Baker, 27, a thermographer, was part of a team analysing thermal images of homes to see how much energy they were wasting. The cost of Christmas presents for his two daughters, aged three and six, will come from his jobseeker’s allowance and his partner’s part-time wage, with support from friends and family. ...
Jobless in Germany: Migrants' next challenge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 12:14:12 AM
....However Robert Barr, who runs jobs4refugees. org, says the biggest challenges for jobseekers are cultural. ...
Banks hire staff outside of London in bid to cut costs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 05:00:04 AM
.... HSBC is putting its UK retail headquarters in Birmingham, where it has historic roots from the acquisition of Midland Bank in the early 1990s  Photo: ALAMY. The number of jobseekers in London also fell to 10,492 in November from 14,405 in the previous month, though that is up from 8,321 a year ago. ...
FirstGroup awarded TransPennine Express franchise in boost for Northern Powerhouse image
.... FirstGroup will run the contract without current partner Keolis. There will be new services, including a direct train between Liverpool and Glasgow, and discounted advance fares for jobseekers and passengers aged between 16 and 18. ...
Arriva and FirstGroup win Northern and TransPennine rail franchises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 08:09:47 AM
....First will bring in 220 new carriages, equivalent to 44 trains, and worth more than £400m, providing 125mph services across the network, as well as introducing new and additional services for Scotland, including a direct Liverpool to Glasgow service from December 2018. It has also promised discounted advance fares for 16- to 18-year-olds and jobseekers. ...
Five ways work will change in the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of November 2015 07:00:01 AM
.... They want more flexible work, both in terms of the hours and the location,” says Vassili van der Mersch, founder of Sevendays, a new platform which specialises in matching established freelancers with startups and digital agencies. Unlike the auction model favoured by sites like Upwork, Sevendays invites a carefully selected number of jobseekers to apply for each job and does not take a cut of their earnings. ...
Tory MPs cheer George Osborne's climbdown on tax credit cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 07:15:02 PM
.... Local authorities will receive £10m a year in compensation. There will be tighter conditions for unemployed people claiming jobseeker’s allowance, and some disabled and ill people who have been formally passed as unfit to work will have to attend jobcentre meetings more regularly. ...
Spending review 2015: time for George Osborne to face tough choices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of November 2015 01:36:42 PM
.... According to the IPPR, the chancellor could save £1. 4bn a year from the £13bn ESA budget by cutting the entitlements of some claimants to the lower rate paid to jobseekers. ...
UK workers' pay up by nearly 2% in biggest rise since financial crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 12:46:23 PM
.... Without investment and infrastructure, the area continues to be haunted by low salaries. Areas such as Sunderland still have strong competition for jobs, which is pushing many jobseekers into lower-paid positions. ...
Cameron must not fudge hard-line EU negotiation image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 14th of November 2015 05:00:21 PM
.... . Cameron didn’t mention, either, requiring EU jobseekers to secure work before entering Britain or limiting the European Court of Justice’s jurisdiction over our criminal law – both of which he has previously discussed. ...
HMRC cancels £8,000 'debt’ image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 13th of November 2015 09:50:54 AM
.... CH, Bucks . There were complexities involving various tax credits, disability allowance and jobseekers’ allowance, so you really did not know whether you owed this money or not. ...
Millions can bag a winter warmer with new Government scheme image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 09:02:00 AM
....Pensioners who claim the means-tested guarantee credit element of pension credit - a state top-up for older people on low incomes - should receive the payment automatically. Younger people may also qualify if their household income is below £16,190 per year, if they claim income support or jobseeker's allowance or have a chronic illness or disability. ...
Companies fear employing people with learning disabilities, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of November 2015 11:34:32 AM
.... My partner tells me jokes that I pass on to the residents and they really enjoy it. I had been unemployed, but I wanted to come off jobseeker’s [allowance] and be independent,” she adds. ...
Osborne 'secures deals' on 30% cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 03:18:04 AM
....Universal Credit is a new type of benefit designed to support people who are on a low income or out of work. It is replacing six existing benefits - income-based jobseeker's allowance, income-related employment and support allowance, income support, child tax credit, working tax credit, and housing benefit. ...
Fresh signs of slowdown will force interest rates rise to be put on hold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of November 2015 12:01:10 AM
....Such concerns about skills shortages are echoed in a separate report on Monday that suggests competition for jobs has dropped to a post-recession low of 0. 58 jobseekers per advertised vacancy. ...
City News: HSBC, Marks and spencer and skilled worker shortage image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 1st of November 2015 06:41:00 PM
....2 million, but many are left unfilled, said the report. The number of jobseekers has fallen below 700,000 for the first time since the recession, according to Adzuna. ...
Work Programme can do better - MPs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 11:53:57 PM
....The programme, which replaced a number of different schemes in operation under the last Labour government, is aimed at helping the long-term unemployed find a job. It is run by providers who offer support and training to people on jobseeker's allowance (JSA) and employment and support allowance (ESA). ...
British employment jumps to highest level since 1970s image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 09:34:00 AM
....4 per cent, which is the lowest since 2008. However, the  claimant count, the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance and the unemployment element of Universal Credit, increased last month by 4,600 to 796,200. ...
World's young jobseekers still struggling, says ILO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of October 2015 08:00:06 PM
....Millions of young people continue to struggle to find work with global youth unemployment set to rise further above its pre-downturn level, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned. The UN agency is calling on governments to invest more in education and training as new evidence emerges that young jobseekers are being disproportionately hurt by the legacy of the global financial crisis. ...
'US China deal will not end hacks' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 10:22:16 PM
....The US suspects China of being behind several high profile data breeches, including one at the Office of Personnel Management, which exposed the personal records of 21. 5 million government employees and jobseekers. ...
Is your office full of workaholics? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of September 2015 06:00:11 AM
.... Anna Sarjantson, a former recruitment consultant who co-founded business consultancy Availexe believes flexible working offers a compelling alternative to the culture of overwork and presenteeism which fuel workaholic tendencies. “Increasingly people don’t want to work 40 or 50 plus hours a week, and studies suggest the next generation of jobseekers expect flexible working as a given, so we’re seeing a complete move away from the old, established patterns of working that gave rise to workaholic practices. ...
UK tax and benefit changes worsening inequality, IFS warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of September 2015 11:01:03 PM
....This finding meant that tax credits for people in work had the biggest effect on closing income inequality. The report said tax credits also avoided creating a bigger poverty trap, which deters jobseekers from finding work when their out-of-work benefit incomes rose above wage levels. ...

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