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Fall in UK private sector job vacancies

Fall in UK private sector job vacancies

Job vacancies in the UK’s private sector fell in April, according to the latest employment index from recruitment specialist, Reed. The month registered a 2% drop in opportunities, compared with March, reflecting slower growth in the banking and tourism sectors, although vacancies were up 22% on an annual basis. The year-on-year rise is due to [...]

May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Private sector job vacancies up in January

Private sector job vacancies up in January

Better than expected growth in private sector jobs has been reported in January - according to the Reed Job Index. The Index was established in December 2009 to measure the strength of vacancies by Reed - one of the UK’s largest recruitment agencies. The Index saw a rise of 9 points in January to 113 [...]

January 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Sainsbury’s to create thousands of jobs

Sainsbury’s to create thousands of jobs

January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
CIPD estimating thousands more UK job losses from spending cuts

CIPD estimating thousands more UK job losses from spending cuts

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said the private sector will be hit severely hard as a direct result of the Government’s spending cuts. Last month, Chancellor George Osborne unveiled his Comprehensive Spending Review – in what has been described as the most savage spending cuts since the Second World War. The [...]

November 2, 2010 | 0 Comments More
PwC report warns of 1m job losses

PwC report warns of 1m job losses

A report by accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) today revealed around one million jobs could be lost in the UK, as a result of the massive spending cuts introduced by the Government. PwC said around half a million jobs will be lost in the private sector due to the impact on firms supplying the public sector. [...]

October 13, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK jobs market recovery in danger of stalling

UK jobs market recovery in danger of stalling

Cutbacks in the public sector will be impacting on UK jobseekers across all sectors between now and the end of the year, according to research from The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The professional body has warned that employers are expecting to make an average 5.5% headcount reduction in the remainder of 2010, [...]

August 9, 2010 | 0 Comments More
CIPD warns of jobs deficit amid spending cuts

CIPD warns of jobs deficit amid spending cuts

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned of higher unemployment if economic growth misses forecasts. According to the employment group, growth needs to be at least 2.5% between now and 2015, in order for the private sector to create sufficient jobs to offset those that would be lost as a result of [...]

July 14, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Survey reveals employment continues to grow in private sector

Survey reveals employment continues to grow in private sector

A report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG has revealed staff appointments in the private sector grew in June, albeit at the slowest rate for five months. The survey, which questions 400 recruitment firms, showed a strong rise in permanent staff placements, with engineering and construction growing. Commenting on the data, Rec’s [...]

July 7, 2010 | 0 Comments More
CIPD survey shows improved optimism among private firms

CIPD survey shows improved optimism among private firms

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said there are signs of improved optimism among private firms with the pace of job losses slowing. However, it is a different story within the public sector with growing pessimism among firms. A survey conducted by the organisation, from 923 of its members, found that the number [...]

August 10, 2009 | 0 Comments More
US shares rise as fewer jobs axed in private sector

US shares rise as fewer jobs axed in private sector

Figures released by ADP Employer Services have revealed that fewer jobs were lost in the private sector in April in the US. The news was welcomed on the stock markets with the Dow Jones industrial average up by 76.14 points to 8,486.79 in early trading. Furthermore, the euro rose against the dollar to $1.3355, while [...]

May 6, 2009 | 0 Comments More
BCC urging Chancellor to freeze minimum wage

BCC urging Chancellor to freeze minimum wage

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is calling for Chancellor Alistair Darling not to increase the national minimum wage in Wednesday’s Budget. The request comes as the organisation is calling for measures to drive the private sector out of recession. Other measures including reducing corporation tax paid by small businesses, as well as introducing help [...]

April 19, 2009 | 0 Comments More
25% of private sector firms expected to axe final salary pension schemes

25% of private sector firms expected to axe final salary pension schemes

A survey by the National Association of Pension Funds has revealed that a quarter of major private sector companies will close their doors to existing members in the next five years. A final salary pension scheme is deemed attractive since it promises to pay a percentage of earnings on retirement and those who join believe [...]

January 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More