UK Job Market


Women fear CV gaps for career breaks alienate employers

Women fear CV gaps for career breaks alienate employers

Source: BBC News | January 23, 2017 3:04 pm The belief employers don’t want to hire someone with a gap in their CV is the biggest barrier to some women returning to work, a group of MPs has been told. The All Party Parliamentary Group on women and work calls for...
UK unemployment falls to 1.6 million

UK unemployment falls to 1.6 million

Source: BBC News | January 18, 2017 9:39 am UK unemployment fell by 52,000 to 1.6 million in three months to November, official figures showed. The jobless rate was steady at an 11-year low of 4.8%, in line with forecasts, the Office for National Statistics said. The...
UK unemployment falls again

UK unemployment falls again

Source: BBC News | December 14, 2016 9:41 am UK unemployment fell by 16,000 to 1.62 million in the three months to October, according to the Office for National Statistics. It meant the unemployment rate held steady at 4.8% in the period, remaining at an 11-year high....
Millions of UK workers stuck in wrong job, study shows

Millions of UK workers stuck in wrong job, study shows

Millions of UK workers are stuck in the wrong job or working fewer hours than they would like According to a report by the Resolution Foundation thinktank 5m extra hours of work a week are needed to soak up employees’ demands for more work. The report warns that this...
Low wages not education to blame for STEM skills gap

Low wages not education to blame for STEM skills gap

STEM skills gap blamed on low wages research indicates Low wages rather than inadequate training are to blame for the STEM skills gap, according to research from the University of Warwick. A new briefing paper suggests that the lack of workers with skills in science,...
UK labour market trends

UK labour market trends

Employment in the UK has changed dramatically over the past 100 years. For all the growth in white-collar employment, there is a notable lack of expertise in niche sectors such as IT, oil and gas, energy and construction. Without the skills needed, business cannot...
Prospects for young people in the UK have worsened

Prospects for young people in the UK have worsened

Prospects for young people in the UK have worsened over the past five years, according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Its report found those under the age of 34 were hit by the steepest fall in income and employment. 30th October 2015 According to a...
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