UK Job Market 'Unstable' After Self-Employment Surge, Warns TUC
The surge in Britons finding jobs is actually down to a big boost in self-employment, with pensioners, part-time workers and "odd-jobbers" becoming the fastest growing groups of the UK's new freelance workforce. According to analysis from the Trades Union Congress (TUC), self-employment has accounted for 44% of all employment growth since May 2010. This is despite the fact that self-employment ...
UK Employment: One in Five Workers Fear Axe
According to jobs site Glassdor's Employment Confidence Survey, which questioned 2,000 employees, more than three in ten (35%) respondents have expressed concern about their colleagues being made redundant. The research also revealed that one in three (34%) employees expect to receive a pay rise in the next year. One in three (34%) employees believe their company's business outlook will improve ...
One in Five UK Workers Fear They Will be Unemployed in Six Months
One in five British workers fear they will be unemployed within the next six months, even though the UK jobs market continues to strengthen. According to jobs site Glassdor's Employment Confidence Survey, which questioned 2,000 employees, more than three in ten (35%) respondents have expressed concern about their colleagues being made redundant. The research also revealed that one in three (34 ...
Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security
The lack of proper jobs will ultimately cause our economy to stagnate – but employers can’t seem to resist the almost-endless supply of cheap labour.
UK Unemployment Tumbles to 6.9% as Wages Outstrip Inflation
The Coalition government has been boosted after the UK's unemployment rate tumbled and figures revealed that wages outstripped inflation in the three months to February. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that the country's jobless rate fell to 6.9%, down from 7.2% – as 2.24 million people were jobless over the period [Fig 1]. The research also revealed that employment was up 239,000 ...
1,000 Flock to Aldi Jobs Fair Despite Record Numbers in Employment
Even with employment at a record high of more than 30 million, in some parts of the country people are desperate for work. So much so, that over 1,000 hopefuls queued for hours outside a hotel in Dudley, where they waited to enter Aldi's jobs fair. No, the discount supermarket was only looking to hire 40 lucky recruits for positions across the West Midlands, Northamptonshire and Worcestershire ...
A tale of 2 US employment surveys, at a glance
The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in March, a respectable gain that would typically be enough to lower the unemployment rate. Yet the rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent. Why did the unemployment rate ...
Union Politics Cannot Hold Our Future To Ransom – IFP
If the last election was about service delivery, this election is about employment said the Inkatha Freedom Party’s (IFP) Boniswa Tiwe, adding that her party has put the alleviation of unemployment at the forefront of its election campaign. “Without jobs, citizens depend more on the State and less on themselves. They cannot make their own […]
Canada youth find work, push down jobless rate to 6.9%
Canada's jobless rate fell slightly to 6.9 percent in March as thousands of youth who have struggled to break into the labor market found work, Statistics Canada said Friday. But the overall youth unemployment rate remained unchanged at 13.6 percent -- nearly double the national average -- as more young people joined the search for that elusive first paycheck. Last month, the number of jobs ...
Pay rises overtake 1.6% inflation
Average pay rises have outstripped CPI inflation for the first time in four years, sparking a fierce debate on whether workers are benefiting from the economic recovery.