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US unemployment rate holds steady at 9.1%

US unemployment rate holds steady at 9.1%

According to the Labor Department, the world’s largest economy added 137,000 new jobs last month, as the public sector cut 34,000 jobs. According to the Labor Department, the private-sector numbers benefited from the return of around 45,000 Verizon workers who had fallen off payrolls in August due to a strike. Excluding those workers, payrolls increased [...]

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Sainsbury’s profits up on record customer numbers

Sainsbury’s profits up on record customer numbers

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Brazil lifts interest rates to curb inflation

Brazil lifts interest rates to curb inflation

Brazil, which is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, has admitted that inflation is spiralling out of control. As a result, the central bank has lifted its key interest rate half a percentage point to 11.25% in a bid to tame inflation, which at 5.91% exceeds the Government’s target of 4.5%. The interest rate, [...]

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Sainsbury’s shrugs off bad weather with record sales

Sainsbury’s shrugs off bad weather with record sales

January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Sainsbury’s to create thousands of jobs

Sainsbury’s to create thousands of jobs

January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Waitrose to open more stores in 2011

Waitrose to open more stores in 2011

Luxury supermarket chain, Waitrose, will open 39 new stores this year in the UK, creating 3,000 new jobs. The chain, which is part of the renowned employee-owned department store, John Lewis, is quickly becoming one of the UK’s fastest growing supermarkets. Twenty seven of the new outlets will be in the new convenience store format, [...]

January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Brazil to become fifth largest economy within five years

Brazil to become fifth largest economy within five years

Brazil appears to be bucking the trend after creating 1.3 million jobs last year - when other economies have battling with rising unemployment. The economy has been going from strength to strength, growing by an annualised rate of 5%. The country’s labour minister expects to create a further 2 million jobs in 2010 and, as [...]

December 29, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Volkswagen to create thousands of jobs

Volkswagen to create thousands of jobs

German carmaker, Volkswagen (VW), has today announced it will increase headcount by around 50,000 in the medium-term due to considerably high sales growth in numerous markets. VW’s Personnel Director, Horst Neumann, told the German newspaper, Handelsblatt: “We have around 400,000 workers around the world today. With pursued growth in many markets, we could reach a [...]

December 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Supermarket giant to create thousands of UK jobs

Supermarket giant to create thousands of UK jobs

Asda, which is the UK’s second largest supermarket, has today announced it will create 7,500 new jobs in the UK next year through expansion and new store openings. The supermarket giant said it will recruit 3,500 staff at new stores, 2,400 for its home shopping service and a further 100 in new pharmacies. In addition, [...]

November 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Virgin Money brings new jobs to Scotland

Virgin Money brings new jobs to Scotland

Virgin Money is to bring 200 jobs to Edinburgh, it has been announced today. The financial division of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group was granted a banking licence by city watchdog, the Financial Services Authority, earlier this year. The launch of the retail bank later comes at a time when consumers have lost confidence in [...]

September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
US unemployment rate up in April

US unemployment rate up in April

The Labor Department revealed the world’s largest economy added 290,000 jobs last month, primarily in manufacturing, healthcare and hospitality. It was the biggest monthly total in four years but despite the rise, the unemployment rate has risen from 9.7% in March to 9.9% in April. According to analysts, as confidence grows in the economy, those [...]

May 9, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Google Q1 profit exceeds expectations

Google Q1 profit exceeds expectations

US search engine giant, Google, said revenues surged 23% in the first quarter of 2010 to $6.77 billion, compared with $5.51 billion in the same period a year ago - the greatest revenue growth since the third quarter of 2008. Net income soared 37% to $1.96 billion on $6.06 per share from $1.42 billion on [...]

April 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
British Gas profits surge record 58%

British Gas profits surge record 58%

Operating profits at British Gas soared by 58% last year to £595 million, compared with £379 million in 2008. Its parent company Centrica said the figures beat the previous high of £573 million in 2007. While British Gas announced earlier this month it was reducing its gas prices by 7%, the results will no doubt [...]

February 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More
McDonald’s to hire 5,000 after record sales

McDonald’s to hire 5,000 after record sales

January 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More
JD Wetherspoon embarks on expansion with creation of 10,000 jobs

JD Wetherspoon embarks on expansion with creation of 10,000 jobs

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon brings some good news to the economy today by announcing it is to open 250 new pubs and create 10,000 jobs. The new pubs will be located in Sheffield, Livingston, Leominster, Otley, New Malden, Liverpool, Haverfordwest and Newcastle and are part of a £250 million investment over a five-year period. JD [...]

December 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Mothercare announces new jobs amid 11% increase in profits

Mothercare announces new jobs amid 11% increase in profits

Mothercare appears to be bucking the trend amid British retailers after the group announced a profit of £10 million for the six months to 10 October, up 11% compared with a year earlier. Sales for the half-year period were £387.3 million compared with £359 million in the same period a year ago - a rise [...]

November 18, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Sainsbury’s profits up 32%

Sainsbury’s profits up 32%

November 11, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Tesco Bank creates 1,000 new jobs, while Best Buy announces 8,000 new jobs

Tesco Bank creates 1,000 new jobs, while Best Buy announces 8,000 new jobs

Tesco Bank has announced today it is to create 1,000 new jobs in Newcastle next year. The news follows Tesco Bank’s insurance partnership with Fortis UK, with the joint venture forming a new motor and household insurance company. The move is part of the supermarket giant’s plan to step up its presence in the banking [...]

October 28, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Kwik Fit Insurance embarks on major recruitment drive

Kwik Fit Insurance embarks on major recruitment drive

Kwik Fit Insurance is to embark on a major recruitment drive and is set to take headcount at its headquarters to over 1,000 by January 2010. The company has hit the headlines for a number of reasons over the last few months after it recently won the UK Broker Awards’ Investment in People category, in [...]

October 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
More than 300 jobs created as NYSE opens Belfast office

More than 300 jobs created as NYSE opens Belfast office

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has today announced plans for a “satellite office” in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which is set to create around 325 jobs. The news will be welcomed by officials and ministers from the Northern Ireland executive who have been fighting hard for more US investment in the province as part of [...]

October 19, 2009 | 0 Comments More