Underemployment affects 10.5% of UK workforce

Since 2008, the amount of underemployed workers in the United Kingdom has steadily risen.  Today, nearly a tenth of workers questioned by the Office for National Statistics have reported themselves as being underemployed, or working less hour than they need.  Nearly a quarter of underemployed workers are seeking more hours at the job. Recruiters have benefited from this situation, knowing that workers …

Most schools ‘have reduced careers advice’

It seems that young adults nearing the end of their high school career may have more difficulties finding job after they graduate – but it’s not all due to the lack of jobs available.  Since September 2012, schools in England shown a dramatic reduction in the amount of career advice and guidance offered to students.  Since the government decided to …

Premier Foods to cut 900 jobs in bread division

Another large food producer in the United Kingdom has made the decision to cut some of their divisions in order to slow the amount of debt being incurred by the company.  Premier, which owns a number of food product brands will close down two bakery sites and end some of their well-known product brands.  Roughly 900 jobs are at stake …

Job centre has 2,000 vacancies despite high unemployment

The Hull Job centre, which is one of the largest job advisors in the UK (15.8% of the population is hull employed), has been found to have over two thousand job vacancies even though the unemployment rate is still high. Executives and managers blame the lack of vacancies filled due to a high amount of young applicants who are unprepared …

Warning jobs recovery will take four years

The employment situation in the UK has been rocky at best.  Although there have been some significant drops in unemployment over the year, a new study has shown that it will take at least 4 years before the amount of jobs available will return to normal.  Officials are urging the government to take steps that will re-balance the economy by …

330 jobs axed at failed retailer Comet

Comet, one of the UK’s largest retailers has found itself taking the similar road to redundancy as other UK business.  Support centers in Rickmansworth, Hull, and Clevedon are currently being shut down in order to minimize the company’s losses as a whole.  As of now, approximately 330 staff members will be cut from payroll and made redundant.  The Comet staff …

200 jobs to go at Patton

A local construction giant announced that it will be giving out 200 redundancies, due to a massive downturn in the economic sector.  Patton, a family-run firm who gets most of its business by contracting workers and subcontracting other companies and workers says the majority of people who will lose their jobs are skilled construction workers and craftspeople.  Patton’s situation will …

What Will You Be When You Grow Up? [Infographic]

As a young child your mind is free from all the extra pressure and stresses of everyday life.  It isn’t hard to “imagine” something you want to be when you grow up.  When kids are asked what they’d like to be as an adult, the answers are pretty typical and haven’t seem to have changed much over the years.  Most …

Job satisfaction UK Figures

An interesting new figure has found that workers in the post recession era are actually more satisfied with their jobs than that of the pre recession period of 2006, at least in the UK.  While this still underscores the immediate issue of joblessness and underemployment, it suggest that workers are making job-satisfaction a big part of their work-life balance. The …

The new job Search

There is no doubt the modern job search is vastly different from the job searching of the baby boomer era.  Of course, technology has shaped the way we search for jobs those most – something making it harder to land one, and sometime facilitating the process.  Going from shop to shop and handing out applications is no longer acceptable. Modern …