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.
London Christmas retailers expect bumper sales
It’s that time of year again, when the nation prepares for Christmas by spending increased amounts of money in the capital’s streets. This year, reports suggest that middle class Chinese shoppers and the UKs higher classes will contribute to almost £1bn in festive spending, an increase of 8% on last year.
UK grocery sales enter decline
For the first time in 20 years, the UK grocery market has seen a decline in profits. A report from market research firm Kantar Worldpanel has assessed the drop in profits to price wards between large supermarkets and the falling cost of groceries.
Household appliance firm to create hundreds of West Midlands jobs
Vorkwerk – a global household appliance developer plans to create up to 250 jobs after opening a new branch in Balsall Common. The 1,500 square foot office has begun training newly recruited candidates already, with further job opportunities to be coming available in the future months.
CV-Library celebrated recruitment award success at the NORAs – picking up the insitutions first Academy Award for exceptional industry contribution. Read the full story from Onrec here: http://www.onrec.com/news/news-archive/cv-library-celebrates-a-successful-awards-night-at-the-noras
Royal Mail reports profit drop in face of competitors
Royal Mail has recently reported a marginal drop in profits, due to competitive businesses eating into their parcel delivery business. Shares dropped by over 8% following the news.
Aldi to create 35,000 new jobs
The next 8 years will see a massive UK expansion for Aldi, with plans to create up to 35,000 new jobs across the country. Watch this space for head office and retail opportunities following a £600million investment.
And some news from across the pond…
Philadelphia City Council is looking to push job opportunities for local veterans, in a bid to see this sector of the population enjoy meaningful employment. The Council is pushing for tax breaks along with more job opportunities from local companies.