Time for a break from your job search? Check out our run down of the news which caught our attention from the UK employment industry this week.
‘No job’ families number plummets
There has been a record fall in the number of UK families where all members are unemployed, research has suggested. Households with no working adults dropped by 1.4% in Q2 of this year.
US Army could be forced to relax recruitment rules
The US Army is notoriously hard to get into, and with the pool of eligible males at an all time low due to age, obesity and health problems, they may be forced to relax their entry requirements. The US Army is currently focussed on a huge recruitment drive aimed at identifying 6,000 cyber-focussed personal over the next two years.
Halloween gives economy ghoulish boost
Celebrations for Halloween could see the UK economy grow in excess of £330m. Pumpkins, fancy dress items and decorations now tot up far larger profits for retailers than Bonfire Night.
CV-Library is now helping 8 million people find their next job! Read our article in Onrec about this landmark acheivement, and our tips for recruiters on treating candidates well this Christmas.
Is the UK workforce getting healthier?
Or perhaps we’re just more scared to take time off of work. A recent report has found that staff took less than one day off work in the last 12 months for colds and flu, on average. This is a vast difference to 2008, when staff took five days off for similar ailments on average.
Scottish tourism job industry up by 16%
The number of tourism jobs available in Scotland has increase by a massive 16% in the last year alone. This can be attributed to a number of high profile events such as The Ryder Cup and The Commonwealth Games.
Tesco pledges support for our Armed Forces
Tesco has become the first UK supermarket to sign up to the Corporate Covenant, a venture by businesses to provide positive support for Armed Forces personnel, including discounts and deals. There are currently around 300 other companies involved in the venture.
And some news from across the pond….
A study in Oregon has found haunted house and corn maze Halloween workers can earn up to $12.69 an hour but as little as $9.05.